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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week's comedy scene is a combination of shows for a cause (well, one show is specifically WITHOUT a cause), indie improv tournaments, and national headliners. In other words, it's one of the best line ups we've seen in a while, so you should be out enjoying yourself.

If you think you know better, email me and we'll work it out, Mr. Smartypants.

MONDAY 3/14

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WeirDass, 10p iO West. Bob Dassie and Stephanie Weir do some great two-person ‘prov.

TJ Miller, 11p UCB. Miller is really exploding lately, so here’s your chance to see him for $5.

TUESDAY 3/15

Stand up for Japan, 8p Laugh Factory. Kevin Nealon will be hosting for a cast of stand ups, with proceeds going towards relief efforts in Japan. This is important.

TNT March Madness, 8p The NoHo Stages. It’s a crazy night of improv at 32 of LA’s best indie teams square off in one tournament, with the winner getting a shot at UCB’s Cagematch.

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WEDNESDAY 3/16

The Apple Sisters, 8p Largo. The girls are back with a reprise of their great show Hooray for Hollywoodland, with guests Jason Ritter and Kate Micucci. LAist caught this show previously and can’t recommend it highly enough.

The Frolic Show, 9p Far Bar. Jen Kirkman, Howard Kremer, Shawn Pearlman and a bunch more great stand ups downtown.

THURSDAY 3/17

Ex-Pat Paddy, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Jimmy Doyle goes up on St. Paddy’s Day to give you glimpse of his Irish/American heritage.

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The 11th Hour Show, 11p Art/Works Theater. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Massacre, as teams are pulled from a hat to compete in a one-night improv battle royale. The last team standing gets a full slot at a later show.

FRIDAY 3/18

Sarah Silverman: The Bedwetter, 8p Largo. The extremely talented Silverman mixes stand up with excerpts from her recent book The Bedwetter.

Ma$terpiece Theater, 8p The Actors Collective (916a Formosa Ave.). Some of today's best (worst?) pop songs are transformed into engaging dramatic scenes. Which, of course, just ends up being hilarious. Directed by Drew Droege and starring Josh Covitt, Amy Vorphal and more.

SATURDAY 3/19

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Bobby Lee, 8p Ice House. Lee is doing a few shows on Friday and Saturday out in Pasadena.

Pablo Francisco, 10p Brea Improv. Francisco is out in Brea all weekend, presumably being hilarious.

SUNDAY 3/20

Stand Up for Mirman, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. The Mirman School for Gifted Children has pulled in Bobby Collins, Sunda Croonquist to help raise money for their programs.

Comedy Without a Cause, 8p Boardner’s. Ben Gleib highlights a night of stand up at Boardner’s.