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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Well, Brent Weinbach sure is the star of the week. He's all over town, prepping for the upcoming Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Elsewhere, yours truly has a show, Benson is at Largo, and there's more than enough improv to go around.

Let me know if you'd like me to list a future show, and I'll try to make it happen.


Mystic Mondays, 10:30p Del Close Theater at iO West. A trifecta of indie teams share the stage with Tarodactyl. This week Sealion Special, Free Radicals and Bronze Medal bring the pan.

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Tigerpants, 10:30p iO West. Not feeling Mystic Mondays? Head around the corner for Tigerpans, some lightening-fast improv.


Hugs, Drugs & Thugs, 8p Comedy Central Stage. YOURS TRULY is doing at show! Two white rapping motivational speakers at a middle school, talking about drugs? Yes please!

Rough Cut, 11p UCB. We open on a renegade crew of UCB’s best improvisers (including Colton Dunn, Brian Finkelstein, Suzi Barrett and more), tackling the movie form in what’s sure to be a lights-out show.


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Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. Benson uses his own mic to interrupt the sets of some of today’s best comics.

Cagematch, 11p UCB. Skinny Business Will Not Apologize continues to dominate the stage, but will be facing Curtis Gwinn’s Me & You.


But I Can’t Do Anything Else!, 8p Meltdown Comics. A different look from the Meltdown folks, as Rob Schrab releases his book of aforementioned title. Steve Agee hosts, and guests like Harris Wittels, Kumail Nanjiani, Dan Harmon and more are coming out.

Sit N Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. One of the best essay shows in town continues to mow down the competition - for FREE.

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TJ Miller, 8p Hollywood Improv. Miller drops in for a couple of sets at the Hollywood Improv this week.

Billy Gardell, 10p Brea Improv. Gardell keeps working his ass off in 2011. He’s in Brea all weekend.


Space Boners, 7p Silverlake Lounge. Don’t blame the name - this show really is great. This time around, it’s a primer for the upcoming Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, and they’ve got Ron Lynch, Brent Weinbach, Margie Kment and more swinging by.

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Grand Theft Audio, 11p Hollywood Improv Lab. Brent Weinbach, Melinda Hill and Conan writers Brian Kiley and Brian McCann are all doing sets at the Lab.


Chris Hardwick, 7p Irvine Improv. Hardwick is in Irvine all weekend.

Magic Radio Theater, 10p Sunday. The MRT folks are doing a Bat Harold (a Harold in the dark), while trying to raise money for the Choroideremia Research Foundation.