Live Strong

Conan O'Brien ain’t got nothing on Ernesto Moncada. While it might be true that O’Brien has millions in the bank and millions in fans around the nation, Moncada (also known by his stage name “Ernasty”) hosts a talk show that’s far, far funnier than CoCo’s program that airs nightly on the boob tube. And while Grand Avenue Live! isn’t equipped with an expansive orchestra or massive studio audience, its guests and topics are much more unique and memorable.

For instance, Ernesto will tackle a fairly tough topic during the latest edition of GAL! on Tuesday, December 27, that would never be discussed on Conan: what to do with all those crappy Christmas gifts you were unfortunate enough to receive during the holiday season. Other special guests and local bands will be featured.

Tue., Dec. 27, 7:30-10:30 p.m., 2011
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.