The Mike & Teddy Show is having its final performance, after seven-year run at Fubar. The final show is tonight December 7, starting at 8pm.
7 years ago, comics Mikey Scott and Teddy Margas, grew tired of being bombarded at the comedy clubs with straight white men. They decided to start their own show after being huddled in a green room at a gig with the only female on the lineup. They came up with a concept for a show that would welcome all–a show that would bridge the gap between ignorance and tolerance through humor. That’s how they say The MIKEY & TEDDY Show was born.
The show has been Laurel & Hardy meets Sonny & Cher (or Sonny & Bear in their case). It began at the now gone but never forgotten lesbian bar, The Palms, in Weho. The comic duo got the news that The Palms bar would shut down when they had four shows already fully booked. Instead of cancelling the shows, Mikey & Teddy packed their sequins and headed up Santa Monica Boulevard to Fubar, where owner Jay Krymis, allowed them to perform their remaining four shows—however, the shows were so successful, that Fubar asked them to stay and that is where they remained as a Friday-night staple for the many years that followed.
The MIKEY & TEDDY Show welcomed all comics: drag queens, trans, lesbian, non-binary, people of color, women, and they threw in the occasional straight white male. The show gave comics a chance to fine tune their comedy. Comics like Vicki Barbolak workshopped her material for America’s Got Talent at their show. Jonny McGovern tried out his jokes before embarking on a world tour with the legendary Dita Von Teese. Pandora Boxx of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame honed her chops there and Sharon Houston taped her comedy album “Shuran Shuran” at The MIKEY & TEDDY Show as well.
The shows were always a fun-filled evening. They hosted epic Pride shows, one-of-a-kind “Comedy is a Drag” shows (where the comics had to do their sets in drag) and Swap Shows (where comics did other comics sets). On any given show you could find puppets, music, improv, multi-media and their infamous “reading” challenges.
They say all good things must come to an end, and this Friday night is the last MIKEY & TEDDY Show. The show has been a jumping off point for them and the duo have become busy with other projects.
“When the show began there wasn’t much stand-up comedy in West Hollywood,” Margas said in a press release. “Today on any given night, one can find a comedy show.”
The due say they will continue to host shows all over Southern California and are cooking up an idea for a new show with a new concept that’s not your typical stand-up show, something a bit more creative and outside of the box.”
The final Mike & Teddy show is free, as it has always been.
Fubar is located at 7994 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood.
To learn more, visit fubarla.com.