Published on January 17th, 2013 | by StandUpTalk2
Show Review – The Parlor – Host: Jay Davis
Jay Davis is the host every Monday at 9:30PM at the Parlor on Melrose for stand up comedy at its best. Davis gets top comics to perform each week as well as a packed house of young Hollywood types that are eager to drink and watch a good show. I’ve seen Metta World Peace from the Lakers in the crowd and was elbow to elbow with Hollywood legend Penny Marshall. We were both in line to get in and both were trying to sneak in water bottles, I guess great minds think alike. They do serve water at the Parlor if you were wondering.
The comedy is high quality all the way through the show, which last about two hours. Big headliners are always performing as well as comedian seen on Chelsea Lately, Letterman, Leno, Ferguson and Conan. Davis has a lot of regular comics he likes to shuffle in the line up as well new comics to the show each week. It is also a hangout for many comics who come to watch fellow friends perform.
The Parlor is an upscale sports bar located on Melrose Ave. just west of LaBrea. It’s a cool spot to watch comedy as it is a very intimate room. Usually, it is pretty crowded so there is couch seating on the side of the stage and behind the stage as well. There are big screen televisions behind the stage so you can still watch it if you are located on the couch. There is also a huge patio directly outside the comedy show where people hang and watch the televisions that show the comedy so you never have to miss any of the action. The food at the Parlor is awesome and table service is available throughout the show. Valet is available outside and if you’re lucky , you may snag a meter spot on Melrose…if you’re lucky. Get there early if you want a good seat as they go fast, you can contact Jay Davis to reserve a table, a very good idea if you are coming with a group, don’t be left out in the cold. Definitely a place to be seen, the Parlor is doing comedy the right way every Monday night.