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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
What are you hiding behind those shades, dog?! Photo by Joits via Laist Flickr pool.
Be sure to check out some of the great shows around LA this weekend, including Nick Swardson, Drew Carey, and Andy Daly. Definitely email Farley if you’d like to recommend any shows to get some love on LAist, and keep on tagging those Flickr photos in our pool with ‘lastlaugh’ to make sure it gets seen. Thanks!
Harry Shearer: Songs of the Bushmen, Largo 9p. Great political stuff from one of the long-running funny men around. We love Harry.
The Ding Dong Show, Comedy Store 9:30p. Off the wall and sometimes questionable stand up comedy in the space-to-try-new-shit-out annex known as the Belly Room.
Jim Woods, Comedy Central State 8p. Some seriously embarrassing moments from the life of awesomely funny Jim Woods, inviting you to laugh at him because...well, it’s not you.
CDR Sketch, UCB 11p. The insanely awesome Comedy Death Ray stand up show at UCB takes on late night sketch, starring Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll and Good Neighbor. Go early to see Odenkirk and Dana Gould at regular CDR at 8:30, too.
Punk House, Westside Eclectic 9p. A good-and-bad mix of stand up comics from around LA. If you’re willing to be patient, laugh, and deal with the weird on occasion, you’ll probably like this show.
Local 132, iO 8p. These guys just keep getting better. Come check some long-form improv, or see the new bar if you haven’t been in since in the crash. RIP - never forget.
Sit N’ Spin, Comedy Central Stage 8p. Music and true-ish tales collide in this great stage show, with Matt Price from the popular podcast Guys With Feelings.
Anniversary Show, M BAR 10p. The one year anniversary to the popular stand up show hosted by Elliot Steingart, featuring A.D. Miles, Brent Weinbach and Brody Stevens.
Drew Carey & The Improv All-Stars, The Improv 10p. Drew and Chip keep the improv dream alive and well over at The Improv.
Andy Daly, The Improv 8p. The unbelievably funny Andy Daly brings his characters to The Improv in a show hosted by Guys With Feelings’ Jason Nash.
Rod Man, Comedy & Magic Club 8p. With a few big TV appearances under his belt, stand up Rod Man is ready tackle the Comedy & Magic Club.
Silverman / Swardson, Largo 8p. Sarah Silverman and Nick Swardson at Largo. Go to this show. There’s nothing more to say.
Pop Genius, UCB 10p. Andy Richter and Matt Besser headline the wacky pop culture gameshow, with Jimmy Pardo hosting.
Beau Jest, Morgan-Wixson Theatre. A play about a young Jewish woman who hires an actor to play her boyfriend in order to appease her parents.
Sketch Cage Match, iO 8p. Another round of 8 sketches from various comedy teams compete in the hopes of unseating the reigning champs. This week includes LA sketch group The Seven Year Plan.
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