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Arts and Entertainment

LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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It's a dog-eat-dog week in comedy, but the Doberman's share has to be going to the Hollywood Improv. Their Improv Lab continues to book talent at a high level, and the unique shows they churn out are an absolute model for how to do comedy right in Los Angeles.

In other news, the amazing One-Two Punch show returns, Broken Lizard is around, and don't miss the Wayans brothers (which ones?! find out below!). There's lots to see, so get out and enjoy! And, if you think you could do better than this list, email me and we'll work it out. WITH OUR FISTS.


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Celebrity, 8p iO West. Eric Stonestreet joins an all-star iO improv cast including Betty Cahill, Mike Coleman and more to showcase the life of a fictional celebrity.

Harold Night, 9:30p UCB. The Raquet and Bangarang! continue to crush The Harold at UCB.


Bloodbath, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Eddie Pepitone is going off this year, and this great variety show is only helping the cause. Guests include Dana Gould and Ron Lynch.

Funny, Cuz It’s True, 10p Second City. LAist loves a good storytelling show, so why not show some love and head out to Second City for an evening of true tales.


Kyle Dunnigan, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Dunnigan stops off at the beach for a few comedy sets.

3 Square, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. One of the country’s most celebrated improv teams, from Chicago by way of New York. Also appearing, the great Bro Squad 5.


Everybody’s Talkin’, 8p Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. Chip Pope, Brent Weinbach, Josh Fadem and more are out in Eagle Rock for this great indie comedy show.

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Shawn & Marlon Wayans, 8p Ontario Improv. Go ahead, indulge your 1992 self.


Featuring, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Tig Notaro, Rob Delaney and Paul Danke take to the stage for a night of stand up, with room to roam.

Broken Lizard Live, 10p Brea Improv. The Broken Lizard guys (Super Troopers, etc.) are doing shows all weekend.


One-Two Punch, 8p Benton Manor. What’s better than throwing a comedy show in your living room? Having Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani and a grip more great folks show up.

Dov Davidoff, 10p Hollywood Improv. Davidoff is doing two shows at the Melrose Improv.


Jay Mohr, 7p Irvine Improv. Mohr is doing his thing all weekend in Irvine.

Comedy Barre, 8p Vermont Restaurant. Rob O’Reilly continues to pull up a ton of great stand ups with this free show in Los Feliz.