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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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As the week slows down in anticipation of the July Fourth holiday, you can expect a great mix of shows to be heating up. Gravid Water is back at UCB on Sunday, Largo has Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Greg Behrendt and more - all tonight. Oh, and Albert Brooks is at the Writers Bloc. Good golly!

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Brunch, 9p The Park Restaurant. The Birthday Boys, Ron Lynch, Kyle Kinane, Emily Maya Mills, Erik Charles Nielsen. The Brunch folks definitely know how to pull names.

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Wil Anderson, 9p Largo. Anderson is back at Largo, and he’s pulled out the big guns: Brian Posehn, Greg Behrendt, Dave Anthony and Patton Oswalt. Dayum.


Albert Brooks, 7:30p Writers Guild Theater. Brooks closes out another strong Writers Bloc season as he talks about comedy and his new book, Twenty-Thirty.

Performance Anxiety, 8p Pleasure Chest. Baron Vaughn, Ali Wong, TJ Miller, and the Sklar Brothers help to put together a pretty great night of stand up inside of a sex toy shop.


Beer in the Shower, 9:30p Dreams Lounge. Catch Jackie Kashian, Matt Champagne, Nick Rutherford, Ali Wong and more.

Bipolar Bare, 10:30p Hollywood Improv. Lisa Sundstedt will be autobiographically discussing Bipolar Disorder. Of course, that shouldn’t preclude live music, the occasional dancer, and a real phsychiatrist on stage.


Laugh Factory Charity Show, 8p Hollywood Laugh Factory. Bryan Callen, Dov Davidoff, Chris D’Elia and more get out to support fellow comic Suzanne Whang as she battles cancer.

Nerdist Live, 9:30p Meltdown Comics. Chris Hardwick takes his popular podcast live as he enters into a discussion with Reno 911 / The State alums Ben Garant and Tom Lennon about their new book Writing Movies for Fun and Profit.

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Twelve Shiny Nickels, 8:30p Hollywood Improv. Nickels is usually a pretty great show, as 12 stand ups each do their best 5 minutes. Laugh for what seems like an eternity, and you’re still out in about an hour.

Soundtrack, 9:30p UCB. Still one of the best improvised shows going, Soundtrack uses your ipods, CDs, whatevers, to DJ up a rocking improv set.


Magic Bag, 10p Underground Annex Theater. DC Pierson and Eliza Skinner have a weekly stand up show that you should be attending.

The Sklar Brothers, 11p Irvine Improv. The hilarious Sklars are only doing one show in Irvine, so don’t miss it. Or do. IF YOU’RE AN IDIOT.


Gravid Water, 9:30p UCB. Still one of the most inventive shows in town; actors memorize scenes, then perform them alongside improvisers who have never seen the script before.

Mainstage Sketch, 10p iO West. Some of iO’s brightest sketch minds bring their stuff to the iO stage.