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Comedy This Weekend: Ultimate Comedy Bash

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It’s Friday, which in LA means you still have no idea what you’re going to do this weekend. Maybe you’ll catch a flick or go downtown or spend way too much money at a club that doesn’t give a shit about you. Or, you could get out of town for the weekend, and see some of the best comedy in the country in the process.

Tonight kicks off the Ultimate Comedy Bash in Solvang (yes, that Solvang), with special performances by many of the best and funniest faces working in comedy today. The whole thing is being put on by comedy hotspot Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and they really are pulling out all the stops. And while, if we’re being honest, Solvang in October isn’t necessarily the top of the list for to-do destinations, there’s enough weird breakfast places, wineries and comedy to make this weekend an interesting one. Full schedule after the jump.

UCB’s Fresh Faces
Hosted by Paul F. Tompkins, featuring The Birthday Boys, Matt Braunger, Josh Fadem, Kyle Kinane, & Harris Wittels

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Oct. 9th, 8pm, $10, 21+
Maverick Saloon
3697 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
With guest monologist Tom Lennon

Oct. 10th, 12pm, $25, All Ages
Solvang Festival Theater
420 Second St., Solvang
The Greatest Comedy Show Ever
Featuring Aziz Ansari, Paul F. Tompkins, Tom Lennon, Ben Garant, Paul Rust, Nick Kroll, Cracked Out, James Adomian, Casey Wilson

Oct. 10th, 3pm, $35, All Ages
Solvang Festival Theater
420 Second St., Solvang

As you can see, there’s no shortage of juggernauts coming out to the bash this weekend, from VH1’s Paul F. Tompkins to Tom Lennon and Ben Garant of Reno! 911 fame and on into Aziz Ansari himself. So if you were thinking of getting Danish pancakes, losing at Pai Gow Poker at Chumash Casino, or just going for a drive up the coast, the Ultimate Comedy Bash in Solvang should provide a welcome -and hilarious- respite.

*In the interest of full disclosure, Farley Elliott is a performer at UCB. But he doesn't get paid or anything, this is just a kickass show.