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Lionsgate Films, Meltdown Comics, Comics on Comics, CC2K and Geekscape Invite You to Shut Up And Kick Ass!

Written by Robert J. Peterson at

Shut up and kick ass.

That’s what Lionsgate Films is asking of every fan within the blast radius of Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, Calif., along with Comics on Comics, CC2K and Geekscape.They’re inviting everyone with the nerve to show off their asskicking skills to come down to Meltdown at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 7 and perform for a panel of judges that includes comedian/actress Shannon Hatch and Comics on Comics Radio Host and comedian Sax Carr, as well as several other special guests. It’s all in celebration of the new movie Kick-Ass from Lionsgate.

Each contestant will get one minute to demonstrate their skills for the judges. Entrants are invited to do whatever they want – as long as it kicks ass. Martial artists, comedians, dancers and raconteurs of all stripe are welcome to come out.

In fact, we dare you. Just don’t suck.

Everyone will be taped, and a video of their performance will appear on Meltdown’s official blog, with additional publicity on Comics on Comics and CC2K. The denizens of the mighty Internet will then elect their favorite asskickers.

“It’s basically going to be like American Idol, but with 100 percent more roundhouse kicks to the head,” Carrsaid.

That’s when the prizes come out to play. Here they are:

• The first place winner will get a pair of tickets to opening night of Kick-Ass.

• Second place gets a $200 gift certificate to Meltdown Co

• Third place gets a pair of tickets to a Kick-Ass-themed burlesque show.

• Ten runners-up will get an awesome bag of Kick-Ass movie swag, courtesy of the fine folks at Lionsgate Films.

NOTE: Entrants must be at least 18 years old and living in Los Angeles to be eligible for prizes.

That’s it! Once again, here are the details:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
7 p.m.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223