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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
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It's another wild comedy week here in LA, and there are quite a few charity shows to throw into the mix. Alison Becker's monthly INDIGLO show is happening this week at MBar, the Chris Gethard Show is rolling into UCB, and Tiger Lily looks to kill with an amazing line-up.
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Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Chris Hardwick, Matt Braunger, Moske Kasher, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob O’Reilly, and the Walsh Brothers. To say the least.
UpFronts, 8p iO West. Check out the best that the Tater Simkins and the WLC Network have to offer in the way of fall programming.
Murderfist, 7p iO West. One of New York’s best sketch comedy groups takes over the iO West stage for an evening of insanity.
New Material, 8p Laugh Factory. Kevin Nealon continues to host this weekly stand up show, with the usual litany of special guests.
Meltdown Show, 8p Meldown Comics. Moshe Kasher, Jen Kirkman, the Sklar Brothers, Max Silvestri, and sketches from Murderfist out of NYC. Yikes!
Cursing for a Cure, 8p Ontario Improv. Greg Tollman hosts a night of jokes and filth, with proceeds going to charity.
Ian Bagg, 8p Ice House. Bagg is in Pasadena all weekend, so don’t fret if you can’t make this show.
The Chris Gethard Show, 8p UCB. Gethard is currently in an RV, crisscrossing the country doing outlandish things. But he’ll be at UCB on Thursday for one night only. Get in the standby line. Now.
John Heffron, 10p Irvine Improv. Heffron is in Irvine all weekend.
Let’s Do This!, 11p UCB. LDT is Boys v. Girls for one night only. Come vote for the funnier sex.
Al Madrigal, 9p Ontario Improv. Madrigal is making the trek to Ontario for the weekend.
Australia is Really Down Under, 9:30p Hollywood Improv. Jim Jeffries, Eddie Ifft, Wil Anderson and more lend their talents to help those affected by the flooding in Australia.
Laughing Cuz We Care, 12p Brea Improv. Get out early to give some giggles and dollars to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
INDIGLO, 9p MBar. Alison Becker hosts a monthly stand up show at MBar, with proceeds going to a charity of her choosing. This month has Brett Gelman, Chris Fairbanks, Mike Phirman, and Crystal Angel. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Good Shepherd, Mobay, which helps disabled children in Jamaica.
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