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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Welcome back, folks! Now that you're nice and rested, you should all be looking forward to a week full of laughs. We've got the start of the iO West comedy festival, a few stand up headliners crisscrossing the So Cal landscape, and the always amazing Jesse Miller Talk Show. Get out, get laughs, get invested.

If you'd like to tell me about some shows coming up that you think are funny, please do!


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Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Tiger Lily is always an LAist favorite, and this week brings Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Proops and Andy Kindler, along with a host of other great stand ups.

iO Sketch Cagematch Tourney, 11p iO West. The iO West comedy festival is in full swing, including the Sketch Cagematch tournament. For round one, heavy sketch hitters Cream take on Arranged Marriage on the mainstage.


A Great & Terrible Thing, 10:30p Improv Lab. Alex Berg of Convoy, Josh Simpson of Conan, Julie Brister of the Onion and a whole bunch more great folks tell true tales on this month’s theme: Father Figure.

So Obsessed, 11p UCB. Ever wanted to get up on stage to talk about your obsession with The Brady Bunch or paper airplanes? Now you can, and some great improvisers will use that info to make the funny happen.


Room 101’s Music Night, 8p The Complex. It’s an entire night devoted to musical improv, with the absolutely amazing Diamond Lion set to perform. The great Hip Hop Penguin will also be in attendance, if you were worried about the amount of hip hop references you’d hear in the show.

Jesse Miller Talk Show, 8:30p Hollywood Improv. Nick Thune drops by the Lab to be put through the wringer by Jesse Miller - aka Andre Hyland. Simply: this is one of the best shows in town.


Andres Du Bouchet, 8:30p Bar Lubitsch. Longtime Conan writer Bouchet is recording a new CD over two nights at Lubitsch (this being the second night). Be sure to make it out and have your nasal-y giggle immortalized in Compact Disc format.

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Pop Quiz Hotshot, 9p Moving Arts Theatre. The Skurtch folks are back with a night of improvised stand up, including sets by Eli Olsberg, Brandie Posey and Matt Champagne. Expect to hear a lot of the stand up staple: “What else is going on…”.


Armando Show, 8p iO West. The Broken Lizard guys are telling stories to inspire some improv from iO’s best.

Tommy Davidson, 10p Brea Improv. Davidson is down in Brea all weekend.


Kevin Nealon, 9:30p Comedy & Magic Club. Nealon is doing some Friday and Saturday night sets out at the beach.

Sister Mary Liar, 7:30p ArtWorks. Carla Snowden’s one-woman show about nuns, God, and lying through your teeth.


Bill Bellamy, 7p Irvine Improv. Guys! Bellamy! Irvine!

Charlyne Yi Show, 9:30p UCB. Yi is guaranteed to bring on some guests, and keep you smiling all night.