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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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The LAst Laugh weekly comedy calendar is back, and just in time! This week is filled with amazing comedy, from Largo to the Bootleg Theater and every imaginable cranny in between. God, 'cranny' is a gross word.

If you'd like to see a show listed here in the future, just email me and we'll see what we can do!


Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Dana Gould, Shawn Pearlman, Sean O’Conner and Melinda Hill lead another great Tiger Lily night.

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Rant & Rave, 8p Theatre/Theater. LAist loves Rant & Rave, and you should too. Why? Because some of the most inventive, emotional (and often hilarious) stories are told there, by performers and writers alike.


Two Thumbs Way Down, 8p Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics. Comics TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Rory Scovel each bring in a movie. The audience votes to watch one, and then sits back while the stand ups tear it apart in front of them.

Taboo Tales, 8p Zephyr Theater. An evening of slightly disturbing, guaranteed hilarious stories of taboo.


Jersey Shore-sical, 8p Bootleg Theater. All your favorite Shore whores take up the musical comedy format at Bootleg, with Josh Covitt, Kimmy Gatewood and direction by Drew Droege.

Smartest Man in the World Podcast, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Greg Proops’ unstoppable podcast goes live at the CC Stage at the Hudson Guild theater.


Sit N’ Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. One of the longest-running (and best) LA storytelling shows continues its reign at the CC stage.

Bill Burr, 8p Irvine Improv. Burr is in town all weekend, but it couldn’t hurt to get out early for one of the best touring comics going.

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Twelve Shiny Nickels, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. A dozen comics, each doing a tight five. Awesome.

Let’s Do This!, 11p UCB. One of the best LDT line-ups in a while, with Hot Tub, Calvin and LA Indie Improv Tourney winners Daily Sheriff.


I Triggered Her Bully, 8p iO West. Longtime writer Cindy Caponera embarks on a night of storytelling and - apparently - musical accompaniment.

Ed Helms & Friends, 9p Largo. Helms brings along whatever friends he feels like for a night of hilarious comedy and…maybe… some banjo.


Wild West Murder Mystery Train Ride, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Interested in a comedy variety show that takes place on a train? And involves a murder? YOU SHOULD BE. Plus, proceeds benefit the Jeff Griffith Youth Center.

The Writers’ Room, 9:30p UCB. The always hilarious Jimmy Pardo brings some comics on stage with him to pen his material on the fly.