LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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We're officially out of ideas. Photo by S-Paul45 via LAist Flickr.

Yet another big week of comedy is upon us, with Stephen Merchant coming across the pond and putting together three nights at Largo. Be sure to check out the full week, including Bill Maher down in Irvine on Sunday night.

If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see listed, email me and we'll tell jokes over email. Promise.


MONDAY 1/16

The Smokes, 7p UCB. Some of the best long form improv in the city happens every Monday night at 7pm.

Harmontown, 8p Nerdist Theater. Dan Harmon and Jeff Davis hang out in the back of a comic book store. Does it get better than that?


TUESDAY 1/17

Magic Meltdown, 8p Nerdist Theater. It’s another installment of Justin Willman’s magic variety show, with stand up by Dan Mintz this month. Trust us, it’s a great time.

Mirror Mirror On the Wall, 8:30p iO West. Kelli Porterfield presents a solo show with characters, bits and the possible resurrection of Biggie Smalls.


WEDNESDAY /18

The Smartest Man in the World, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Greg Proops continues to take over the podcast world with live shows around town.

Frolic!, 9p Far Bar. It’s a big night for weekly stand up standout Frolic!, with Karl Hess, Brody Stevens, The Walsh Brothers and a bunch more great folks. http://www.


THURSDAY 1/19

The Super Serious Show, 8p. Culver City’s premiere stand up show returns with Johnny Pemberton, Mary Lynn Rajskub, TJ Miller and even more famous faces.

Stephen Merchant, 8p Largo. The unstoppable Stephen Merchant is doing three shows at Largo (this being his last night). Try to get in any way you can.


FRIDAY 1/20

Rob Delaney, 8p Hollywood Improv. The amazing Delaney is headed over to Melrose for a night of stand up.

Also-Ran Comedy Hour, 10p Hollywood Improv Lab. The Also-Ran folks are bringing in Lizzy Cooperman, Sean O’Conner and a bunch of other great acts for the evening.


SATURDAY 1/21

Horrible Movie Night, 8p The Complex. It’s another cinematic crapfest, with this month’s screening of Night Train to Terror sure to illicit more than a few unintended giggles.

Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. Silverman always brings a great night with her, booking friends and famous faces you won’t want to miss.


SUNDAY 1/22

Bill Maher, 7p Irvine Improv. Maher will surely be up to no good for this one-off stand up show down in Irvine.

Dominic Dierkes, 9:30p UCB. Dierkes is pulling up a microphone for a spotlight stand up set all to himself.