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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Hannibal Buress continues to crush stages across the Southland, with more shows this week than we can list here. One of them, though, is Sunday night at the Improv in Irvine, which is putting on an absolute clinic on how to book shows. Gas being what it is, better grab some friends to make the ride to Irvine.

If you think you can do better than this list, email me your show recommendations. I'd love to hear 'em.


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Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Jen Kirkman, Moshe Kasher, Melinda Hill, Hannibal Buress and more should make for a great night of stand up.

Patton Oswalt, 8p Irvine Improv. Patton is stepping in for a single full set down in the OC.


Lachlan Patterson, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Fresh Face Patterson is doing a few shows out at the beach.

Coming Clean, 11p UCB. Write down your terrible secrets and watch as they spawn hilarious improv.


Comedy Meltdown, 8:30p Meltdown Comics. Sean Patton, Matt Besser, and Patton Oswalt. Boom.

Facebook, 9:30p UCB. Your facebook page becomes the basis of amazing improv from some of UCB’s best.


Taboo Tales, 8p Zephyr Theatre. Those twisted tales of debauchery and moral ineptitude are back at the Zephyr!

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Jess Miller Talk Show, 8:30p The Improv Lab. One of the best character shows in town, with great guests always dropping by. This week is Karl Hess and Rob O’Reilly.


Last Call Cleveland Saves Cleveland, 8p iO West. The guys behind the hilarious Cleveland Tourism video take to the iO West mainstage.

The Also-Ran Comedy Hour, 10:30p Improv Lab. Kumail Nanjiani headlines a night of great stand up for cheap.


David Spade, 7p Irvine Improv. Spade is doing early sets in Irvine all weekend, with Hannibal Buress taking the late show (and also Sunday!).

Mike Epps, 9p Ontario Improv. Mike Epps is a known face (think the Friday movie franchise), who is playing tons of shows in Ontario all weekend.


Hannibal Buress, 7p Irvine Improv. After Tiger Lily on Monday, why not round out your weekend in Irvine with more Buress while he’s still on the West Coast.

Majic Radio Theater, 10p iO West. It’s a Harold in the dark! The quintessential long improv form The Harold goes lights out, as characters and scenework are made up on the spot, with nothing but voices to guide you. 1