- It’s the #1 show in Los Angeles on Trip Advisor
- “Best of L.A.” in L.A. Weekly
- “Best of L.A.” in Los Angeles Magazine
From May 2015 to March 2020, Scot Nery’s Boobietrap ran every Wednesday uninterrupted for 254 weeks in a row. It was a meeting place and showcase for some of the best entertainers in the world.
Each night, an audience of 200 Angelenos would cheer and cringe at 15 four minute acts ranging from circus, standup, music, magic, variety, to bizarre.
Produced by Meranda Carter and me.
Hosted by me and genius comedy house band Fire Leopard.
It had a loose, underground feel with a strict structure of 4 minutes per act. If any act went over time, chaos (bubble machines, flashing lights, air dancers) would happen. Audiences were sat in folding chairs.
May 6, 2015, Boobietrap started as “Scot Nery’s Platinum Open Mic” at Way 2 Much Entertainment’s headquarters in an Echo Park former factory.
Philip Solomon provided the venue and the equipment to make it happen, then he constantly souped it up and made it more fun. He provided aerial rigging, his network of entertainers and his millions of years of knowhow in lighting, sound, and punk-rock-comedy-genius.
I called people on the phone each week to participate and watch. Each act had four minutes on stage. If they went over time, the drummer ( Philip Solomon or Brian C. Janes [who was the entire house band]) would strike a giant bass drum.
May 13, 2015, My wife and Stefan Haves encouraged me to change the name to “Scot Nery’s Boobietrap”
May 20, twenty seven acts showed up to perform and I decided it was time to change the format to a booked show.
Dec 23, 2015 (show #34) Fire Leopard became the new house band.
May 2016, Charlie Haid shot and edited this TV show pitch for the show at the original venue…
June 2016, Boobietrap moved to Fais Do Do in West Adams. It was a big club where lots of jazz greats had performed. Gritty as heck, just like our original venue and we could sell booze!
June & July 2016, We took it to the San Diego Fringe Festival
July 2016, We went to The Oregon County fair with the show
September 2016, We took it to The Kaaboo festival
January, 2017, We did a Boobietrap show at the Electric Lodge in Venice
February 1, 2017, Meranda volunteered for the first time.
March, 2017, Meranda revolutionized how we handled volunteer work and got more fun people involved in making the show bigger.
June, 2017, We moved from Fais Do Do to The Whitley on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood. I tried learning new skills to show off how hard it is to do what people do in Boobietrap…
January 2018, Meranda and I became Boobietrap, Inc.
January 2018, we gave a living room version of Scot Nery’s Boobietrap to a deserving family.
September 2018, Magic Monday hosted a special Boobietrap night
December 2018, we apologized
April 2019, we snatched our rank as TripAdvisor’s #1
May 6, 2020, we celebrated with performers, fans, and friends what would have been our five year anniversary.