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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week, LAst Laugh is keeping things close to home (with the exception of Bert Kreischer down in Irvine all weekend). You can run over to the Melgard Public house or Largo on Monday, then move east for shows at UCB, iO West, or The Complex on Santa Monica. A week of great shows, and you don't even have to get on the freeway!

If you think we've missed the exit ramp on something or just want to get a show listed in the future, shoot over an email. We'll certainly do our best.


Melgard Mondays, 9p Melgard Public House. Iliza Shlesinger, Jay Larson, Al Jackson and Rob O’Reilly form a Voltron-like comedy powerhouse for your enjoyment.

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The Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. Benson is back, doing what this show demands: interrupting well-known comics with his own jokes, or just making fun of theirs.


Conan or Bust, 7:30p iO West. Joe is the comic, Pete is the documentary filmmaker. Together, they’ve been touring the country presenting and documenting Joe’s writing packet as he builds a case for why he should get a writing gig for Team Coco.

Rooftop Comedy Competition, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. TBS is running the show, pitting Chapman University and Loyola Marymount against one another in the search for the funniest student body.


The Meltdown Show, 8:30p Meltdown Comics. Meltdown remains one of the hottest comedy tickets in town, and this week promises Jen Kirkman, Marc Maron and Dave Ross, at least!

The Mostly Normal Show, 10:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Check out the Lab for a Wednesday night variety show, hosted by Chelsea Peretti and featuring, among others, the sketch comedy stylings of Cream.


Taboo Tales, 8p Zephyr Theater. A slew of storytellers take to the bright lights in order to share their most uncomfortable moments.

Self Indulgence, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Jeffery Self puts together an evening of stories ranging from the peculiar to the perverse. And, of course, funny.

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Horrible Movie Night, 8p The Complex. This month’s awful flick is Lethal Premonition, a camcorder film just begging to be openly mocked from the comfort of the audience seating.

Ronna & Beverly Benefit Show, 8p UCB. This long-running UCB show features two Jewish mothers, so you’ll probably leave with a full stomach and a blind date. This month, all proceeds are going to Mercy Corps to aid the Japan efforts.


Bret Ernst, 8p Hollywood Improv. Ernst has been quietly gathering a head of steam as of late, with a Comedy Central special under his belt and a touring schedule that keeps most comics envious.

The Understudies, 11:30p iO West. Two men (Danny Jacobs and Seth Brown) put on a full three act play, based on your suggestion.


Bert Kreischer, 7p Irvine Improv. Kreischer is in Irvine all weekend, so make sure to catch him before he’s gone.

Trevor Moore’s Whatever Show, 9:30p UCB. Whitest Kids U’ Know standout Trevor Moore puts up a variety concept show at UCB, with sketch, stand up, interviews, videos and, well, whatever.