LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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It's live late night shows galore this week, as ComedySportz and Second City both host their own versions on Friday night. Beyond that, The Whitest Kids U'Know are at Largo and a new stand up show gets up and running at Royal/T in Culver City.

If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see get listed, email me.


MONDAY 1/23

The Nerdist Way, 8p Nerdist Theater. Nerdist Enterprise founder Chris Hardwick wrote a book, and he’d like to tell you all about it, plus tell jokes and read excepts and whatnot.

Sad People Talking, 8p Royal/T. SuperSerious Show founder Joel Mandelkorn is putting together a new weekly stand up show at the restaurant / gallery space in Culver City. Expect Dana Gould, Eli Braden, Natasha Leggero and others take the stage.


TUESDAY 1/24

Diane Spencer, 8p Nerdist Theater. British comedy import Diane Spencer is an international treasure, and she’s dropping in for a solo night of stand up.

The Whitest Kids U’Know, 8p Largo. The WKUK crew is putting together a night of sketches and bits and whatnot over on La Cienega.


WEDNESDAY 1/25

Hamclown, 9p The Mezz Bar. After this night, popular downtown stand up show Hamclown is no more. Let Josh Androsky and Grant Pardee show you one last good time with Andy Kindler, Moshe Kasher and a whole lot more awesomeness.

Tap Show, 9p The Palace. Pete Holmes, Jake Weissman, Dave Ross and others crowd into The Palace to get laughs on tape so they can selfishly self-promote themselves (??) later.


THURSDAY 1/26

Google My Tweet, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Some Second City kids are taking their tweet-heavy sketch show to the Comedy Central Stage for a night.

Adult Contemporary Comedy, 9p Fake Gallery. Laura Kightlinger, Chris Fairbanks and a bunch more great people step out for some stand up .


FRIDAY 1/27

The Local, 9p Elepgant Studio. Monday’s one-hour improv extravaganza hosts iO’s own Dasariski, doing some of the best three-man improv in the world.

Up Late With Adam Fisher, 10:30p ComedySportz. It’s a live-written (aka mostly improvised) late night show, with guests Paul F. Tompkins and Matt Gourley from the SuperEgo podcast, plus actual show writers trying to punch things up.


SATURDAY 1/28

Brent Weinbach Album Taping, 10p UCB. It’s exactly what it sounds like, so get out and make your laughs heard.

SlapDogz!, 10:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Sketch group SlapDogz have brought along Josh Fadem, Andre Hyland and a ton more great folks to round out what should be a crazy night.


SUNDAY 1/29

Wayne Brady, 7p Irvine Improv. Brady will be getting raucous laughter from the Irvine set all weekend.

Jay Mohr, 7p Brea Improv. Mohr is down in Brea for a full weekend of shows.