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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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June gloom can’t last forever, right guys? But if it does, don’t be afraid to step inside and catch some amazing comedy from any number of location, and an wide array of comedians. There’s tons to be on the lookout for this week, including Jeff Garlin at Meltdown Comics, a killer night of stand up at Far Bar downtown, and the great folks at the Laugh Factory putting up 100% of their proceeds from their Wednesday 8pm show to benefit Save the Ta-Tas. Check here for more info.

As always, be sure to email if you’ve got a show coming up you’d like to see listed here.


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Jeff Garlin, 8p Meltdown Comics. Garlin keeping the stage for himself for a night, as he heads over to Meltdown Comics on Sunset.

Brunch Show, 9p The Park. Matt Champagne, Ron Babcock, Chris Thayer, Matt Braunger, Maria Bamford. Why are you not in line already? Oh, because it’s FREE?! OK, then.


Bandit, 10p iO West. The great iO Harold team Bandit tries to hold onto the motivation from their huge run in the LA Improv Fest.

Rough Cut / Coming Clean, 11p UCB. Rough Cut does the improvised movie, while Coming Clean takes your dirty secrets and improvises some great scenes off of ‘em.


Frolic, 9p Far Bar. Frolic is becoming a go-to spot for stand up, and not just in the blooming downtown scene. Louis C.K. dropped in last week, and this week brings Vargus Mason, Natasha Leggero, Maria Bamford and more.

Mostly Normal, 10p Improv Lab. It’s character comedy night, as Jon Daly does the wonderful Bill Cosby Bukowski, Rob O’Reilly is the Gay Horse Whisperer, Lizzie Cooperman is the Hollywood Oracle - and more!


Super Serious Show, 8p Smashbox Studios. Goddamn, this show is always great. Last time, Daniel Tosh dropped in and did 15 minutes… with a dog on his lap the entire time. Now, Natasha Leggero, Paul Scheer, Rob Delaney and a bunch more great stuff (videos by Eric Appel from Funny or Die) are set to make this one of the best Super Serious shows yet.

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Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. Silverman has Todd Glass, Wil Anderson and Tig Notaro out to Largo for the night.


D.L. Hughley, 8p Ontario Improv. Hughley is in Ontario all weekend. Poor guy.

Brian Posehn, 10p Hollywood Improv. Posehn is doing who shows (and earlier at 8pm), but the late night show is likely to be a lot more fun from the hilarious comic book / heavy metal nerd.


Pod F. Tompkast, 8:30p Largo. The always-sharp Paul F. Tompkins takes to the online radiowaves with a live recording of his popular podcast.

John Pinette, 9:30p Comedy & Magic Club. Pinette is living large out at the beach for a few shows this weekend.


The Long Shot, 6p UCB. Longtime comedy podcast The Long Shot (Sean Conroy, Eddie Pepitone) does a live taping with a slew of guests.

Rob Schneider, 7p Brea Improv. This is the perfect shows for those dads that love Deuce Bigelow.