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Arts and Entertainment

LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Despite all the good stuff happening this week, you just can't overlook the juggernaut that is Laugh Your @$$ Off, this Saturday at the Alex Theatre. Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Christopher Titus and Billy Gardell?! To benefit kids?! With tickets starting at $35 (and taxx deductible), there's no reason not to get involved.

If you think you've got a show this good coming up, let me know and I'll try to list it!


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Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Eddie Pepitone, Jon Dore, Howard Kremer, Jon Daly and a ton more awesome folks.

Brunch, 9p The Park. Another strong outing by new stand up showcase show Brunch. Moshe Kasher, James Adomian, Johnny Pemberton and more!


Tuesday Night Thunder, 8p NoHo Stages. This is a TNT worth the drive for. Dominic Dierkes (from the sketch team DERRICK) & Alex Fernie (of Convoy hilarity) do some two-man ‘prov in the 8p hour, while UCB Harold Team Bangarang! closes out the 10p hour. Do it!

Comedy Garage Documentary Premiere, 10:30p Downtown Independent. The Comedy Garage has been an absolutely stalwart member of the indie comedy scene for years. Come see what you missed for so long.


Zephyr Sessions, 8p Zephyr Theatre. Up and comers from the stand up world take the stage, including Chase Darren, Josh Androsky and Grant Pardee.

Frolic!, 9p Far Bar. It’s a great night for stand up downtown, as Josh Rencher’s always awesome Frolic! show pulls in Maria Bamford, James Adomian, Eric Schwartz and a bunch more great folks.


Sit N’ Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. No Cinco de Mayo bits here, just great storytelling from Matt Price, Eric Waddell and a bunch of other folks.

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Eddie Pepitone Blood Bath, 8:30p Improv Lab. Pepitone is back at the Lab, and he’s always bringing a bunch of great names to ride along.


Dead Authors, 6:30p UCB. Paul F. Tompkins (as H.G. Wells) brings along some other dead authors for a lively discussion to benefit 826LA.

Drug Puppy, 8p iO West. The powers that be at iO West have shaken up their Friday night landscape, adding well-received sketch comedy troupe Drug Puppy to the weekly line up.


Laugh Your @$$ Off, 8p Alex Theatre. A star-studded night that includes Chris Titus, Billy Gardell, Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey. And it’s all to benefit abused and at-risk children from Olive Crest. Amazing.

Sketches Blow, 8:30p Improv Lab. Fast-paced sketch comedy from one of the longest-running troupes around.


Marc Maron, 8p Irvine Improv. Maron is not only amazing, he’s also down in Irvine all weekend.

True Story, 11p iO West. It’s another round of true tales at the iO Mainstage. This show focuses on the theme: Never Again.