LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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More mold! Photo courtesy eyetwist via LAist Flickr.

The Little Modern on Santa Monica Blvd. has put together another great week of indie comedy shows, while the Elephant Theater just down the street hosts The Apple Sisters' album release party. The Dan Band is downtown, Jeselnik is in Irvine, and the regular shows you've come to know and love in LA are all going strong. This is a great week for comedy.

If you've got an upcoming show that you'd like to see listed, email me and we'll try to make it work.

MONDAY 5/14

Eric Andre Season One Sneak Preview, 7:30p Cinefamily. Eric Andre’s crazy new Adult Swim talk show is getting the preview treatment at Cinefamily for one night only.

The Apple Sisters Album Release Party, 8p Elephant Theater. The lovely Sisters have put out a new album of comedy songs and sketches, with Sara Watkins, Paul F. Tompkins, Olivia Wilde, Kate Micucci and plenty more great folks on it. Time to celebrate, radio-play style!


TUESDAY 5/15

Performance Anxiety, 8p Pleasure Chest. This stand-up show has gotten over the one-year hump and are going just as strong as ever, with a lineup that includes Rob Huebel, DC Pierson and The Walsh Brothers.

The Smartest Man in the World, 8p Nerdist Theater. Greg Proops returns for another night of live podcast recording.


WEDNESDAY 5/16

Hamprom!, 9:30p Little Modern Theater. Grant Pardee and Josh Androsky are taking Hamclown to the ball, and they’re calling it Hamprom. Chase Bernstein, Guy Braunum, Barbara Gray, Ron Lynch and a ton more great people will be there in their prom night best.

Dot Comedy, 10p Laugh Factory. Dan Levy hosts a night of stand up that includes Brendon Walsh, Dunan Trussell, Pete Holmes and more.


THURSDAY 5/17

The Super Serious Show, 8p Café Club Fais Do-Do. It’s another huge lineup for this monthly show, including Brett Gelman, Kumail Nanjiani, Rory Scovel and videos by Key & Peele’s Peter Atencio. Tons more, too!

Where Eagles Dare, 8p Little Modern Theater. It’s improv and sketch all rolled into one. Heavy-hitting improv group Typhoon will be there, along with such improv heartthrobs as Julie Brister and Alex Berg.


FRIDAY 5/18

The Dan Band, 9p Club Nokia. If you haven’t seen this hammy comedy cover group, it’s not too late. They put on a killer show, and opening lounge act The Lampshades should certainly make this a night to remember.

Anthony Jeselnik, 10p Irvine Improv. Hey Irvine, don’t expect Jeselnik to pull any punches at any of his shows this weekend. At least not at the late Friday night one.


SATURDAY 5/19

The Terrible Twos, 7p Hollywood Improv Lab. Two bad dudes try to put together a written sketch show featuring all manner of ridiculous things. GOOD LUCK!

Jim Jeffries, 9p Ontario Improv. The wild Australian Jeffries is doing a full weekend in Ontario. Here’s to believing the Saturday night late show will be the wildest of the bunch.


SUNDAY 5/20

Skinny Sundays, 9:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. This long-running show celebrates one year at the Lab, with Dov Davidoff and Maria Bamford dropping by.

Shut Up! I Hate You!, 9:30p UCB. Brett Gelman, Lennon Parham, Jason Mantzoukas and Dave Holmes offer up a night of round table opinions on anything and everything.