Recognizing that the artifacts left behind from growing up offer fertile ground for mining comedic gold, David Nadelberg has parlayed his concept of a teen angst-exposing stage show from an event called Mortified with 10 chapters around the world into a new 10-part interview series for American television. The Mortified Sessions premieres at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, Dec. 5) on the Sundance Channel with Ed Helms (The Office) and Mo'Nique in the hot seat; future guests include Rick Schroeder, Alanis Morrissette, Anthony Michael Hall, Cheryl Hines, and San Francisco's own Margaret Cho.
Those craving a louder and more interactive experience may do so locally at the "Mortified SF 6 Yr Anniversary Supershow" on Friday, Dec. 9, at DNA Lounge at 8 p.m. A still under wraps lineup of performers will tell their tales of humiliation, and the one-man metal band Live Evil should help shred through the tears. (Warning: This is starting to sound like not that different of an evening for the DNA.) Admission is $14 in advance and $21 at the door.