Welcome to Drunk Ed, the world’s premiere source of drunk knowledge since 2013. Interested in a close reading of “The Boys Are Back in Town” as a text on modern masculinity, the secret history of UFO-obsessed communists, or the corner of the internet filled with evangelical Christian memes about climate change presaging the Rapture? We’ve got you covered. Want to see what one of our shows is like? Check out this film from a recent celebration of Carly Rae Jepsen’s classic album E•MO•TION.
Drunk Ed returns to LA to discuss the city’s most important culture product in a century: the Academy Award Best Picture-winning* film La La Land. What does the movie miss about gentrification? Is Ryan Gosling actually good at jazz? And is La La Land secretly…. good? Featuring talks by Demi Adejuyigbe, Josh Androsky, Alison Herman, and Dave Schilling, co-hosted by Drunk Ed founder Eric Thurm and Drunk Ed LA Fire Chief Alana Hope Levinson. Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm.
Mid East Upstairs
Drunk Ed returns to Boston to discuss the history of the CIA as told in emojis, the enduring power of School of Rock, and the legacy of the Salem witch trials. (Among other topics.) Talks by JPat Brown, Nina Corcoran, Claudia Morales, and Melissa Nierman.
Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong, Loch Ness, goblin, ghoul, a zombie with no conscience. Question: what do these things all have in common? They’re all going to be the subject of discussion at the Drunk Ed MONSTERS show. Come for talks on everything from Clive Barker to whether Pennywise has a dick to the acclaimed cultural touchstone Monster Factory, by Sean T. Collins, Meredith Graves, merritt k, and Arabelle Sicardi.
The Kymberle Project
Even the best slasher villain has a better half — a final girl. Final girls are a crucial part of the horror ecosystem, but which one is the best? Which is the funniest? And which has the most questionable taste in weapons? Come hear horror experts make the case for everyone from Jamie Lee Curtis in HALLOWEEN to Neve Campbell in SCREAM to Sigourney Weaver in ALIEN. Panelists are: Aja Romano (Vox), Kristen Yoonsoo Kim (GQ/Village Voice/Vice), Hazel Cills (Jezebel), and Teo Bugbee (Daily Beast).