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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
Don't worry, she's laughing at her own teal bathrobe. Photo by premasagar via Flickr.
This week, as always, there's lots to see and do in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Be sure to check out some of the great happenings throughout the week. There's no better way to fight off those post-Halloween and pre-Thanksgiving blues.
And don't forget that November is George Carlin month, and in honor of our fallen comedy comrade, there will be some special CD and DVD releases of never -before-heard material. Wednesday (the 4th), a long lost 1984 Carlin album, titled Carlin On Campus, will be released, and his highly-anticipated final HBO special It's Bad For Ya from March of this year will make its DVD debut on the 25th. Get excited.
Obama-logues, 8p iO West. Comedy monologues in support of Obama.
Mortified, 8p King King. Real diary entries and other embarrassing stories.
Election Night Live!, 8p Hollywood Improv. Real-time election commentary from stand up comedians.
Comedy Death Ray, 8:30p UCB. Election night stand up special with Paul Scheer and Aziz Ansari from MTV's Human Giant.
An Evening with Jon Lovitz, 8p Laugh Factory. Stand up comedy by that one guy from that one movie.
Rudy Casoni Variety Show, 8p Steve Allens Theatre. A comedy variety show with, among other things, 'Sinatra's Singing Bastard'.
Facebook, 9:30p UCB. Long form improv using information from an audience member's Facebook page.
Comedy Is Dead, 7p Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Patton Oswalt and others from the Masonic Lodge at the H-wood F-ever C-tery.
Cookin' With Gas, 8p Groundlings. An improv comedy institution, with frequent guest appearances.
Bob Zany, 8p The Ice House. A long-running stand up comic with regular features on Bob and Tom.
Greg Proops, 8p Hollywood Improv. The Whose Line Is It Anyway? funny man does stand up.
ACME This Week, 8p ACME Theatre. A new weekly, topical sketch show.
Beer Shark Mice, 9p iO West. The true long-form OGs are at it again.
Best of The Store, 9p The Comedy Store. The best stand up The Comedy Store has to offer.
Benefit for Max Alexander, 8p Director's Guild. Leno, Romano, Garlin and others team up for a good cause.
Drum Machine, 9p Comedy Sportz. Jill Bernard solo improv show.
Sketch Cram, Midnight UCB. Writers and performers create, rehearse, and then showcase an entirely new sketch show in less than 12 hours.