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Wed, Aug 14


The Los Angeles Breakfast Club

LABC Presents: Tales from the Comic Book Crackdown with Ben Dickow & Company

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

LABC Presents: Tales from the Comic Book Crackdown with Ben Dickow & Company
LABC Presents: Tales from the Comic Book Crackdown with Ben Dickow & Company

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Ben Dickow's new musical Tales From the Comic Book Crackdown brings to life the dramatic Senate hearings on Juvenile Delinquency of April 21, 1954, which were designed to bring down the comic book industry as a whole. These hearings resulted in years of censorship and repression of the comic book industry.

One man stood up for comics and free expression: 32-year-old Bill Gaines, the most successful comic book publisher of his day, was the sole witness to come forward and testify on behalf of comic books. Despite his best efforts, the authorities carried the day, and Bill almost lost everything.

Join The LABC on August 14th to learn all about this forgotten American story and hear tunes from the musical performed live by cast members!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ben Dickow is the producer and director of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, an L.A.-based comedy entertainment troupe that brings vintage comics tales to life. Ben is also the Executive Director of the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $28 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 99-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

For our ticket refund and exchange policy, please click here.

Note: Membership discounts are a benefit for members current with their dues. If you would like to apply to become a member, click here for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

ANIMALS: Only Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed indoors at this venue. Please keep pets and emotional support animals safely at home.

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 25% off this event at checkout


  • Breakfast Tickets

    Sale ends: Aug 12, 12:10 PM
    +$0.70 service fee
  • Sponsor a Speaker

    Sale ends: Aug 12, 12:10 PM

    Support the Los Angeles Breakfast Club to offset the costs of offering complimentary breakfast tickets to special guests.

    +$0.70 service fee



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