LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Just because it's Thanksgiving weekend doesn't mean you can't feast on great comedy! The Comedy Garage is putting together a holiday extravaganza, those wonderful HelloGiggles.com ladies are storytelling at UCB and Jimmy Pardo is raising money for The Smile Train. It really is a season to give thanks.

If you've got a show in future weeks that you'd like to see listed here, email me. Happy holidays!


MONDAY 11/21

Brink of Extinction, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Bryan Coffee is a physical, emotive storyteller with a knack for comedy coming out of each tale he spins.

Harmontown, 8p Nerdist Theater. Dan Harmon will certainly have a lot to talk about when it comes to Community and his world at large. This should be a special one.


TUESDAY 11/22

RISK!, 8p Nerdist Theater. Margaret Cho, Jackie Kashian and more are out to tell true tales from their crazy lives.

New Material, 8p Laugh Factory. Kevin Nealon’s show brings in Maria Bamford and several other great stand ups.


WEDNESDAY 11/23

USS Rock & Roll, 8:30p iO West. One of iO's longest-running Harold teams is set to send you into your holiday with some serious laughs.

Comedy Garage Thanksgiving, 10p Flight Theater - The Complex. Kyle Kinane, Mike Burns, Barbara Gray, Paul Danke, Cornell Reid and a whole lot more great folks. You know you want to.


THURSDAY 11/24

Free Thanksgiving Day Feast, all day Laugh Factory. The generous folks at the Laugh Factory continue their annual tradition of giving, with free meals throughout the day and comedy shows with some big names dropping by.


FRIDAY 11/25

Pardcast-a-thon, 6p ACME Theatre. Jimmy Pardo's popular Never Not Funny podcast goes into charity mode with great comedy guests streaming for twelve straight hours. All of the money donated will go to the heartbreaking charity The Smile Train. Please give what you're able.

Craig Robinson, 8p Irvine Improv. Robinson is doing a few Friday and Saturday shows in the OC.


SATURDAY 11/26

Comedy Extravaganza, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Matt Portman is putting together a variety night of stand up, sketch, music and improv. Room 101's Shakedown is set to take the stage alongside Joe Wengert and Hampton Yount, among others.

Letters to my Younger Self, 10p UCB. The great ladies of HelloGiggles.com are teaming up for a night of great stories. Kate Spencer, Ingrid Haas, JC Coccoli, Nicole Shabtai and more!


SUNDAY 11/27

Paul Rodriguez, 7p Brea Improv. Long-running comic Rodriguez is up for a whole weekend in Brea.

Jeselnik & Co, 9:30p UCB. Anthony Jeselnik is really going to bring your weekend to a close with some pretty intense jokes and a few friends dropping by.