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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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As of today, August is here, so why not try to beat the upcoming heat with some indoor sports - like comedy. There are a ton of great shows that are guaranteed to keep you begging to stay in out of sun. Check it!

As always, email me if you'd like to get a show listed here in the future.


Pretty Bird Duo Tournament - Opening Round, 8p iO West. It’s a two-man tournament ‘till the end, hosted by iO’s own Pretty Bird.

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Harold Night, 8p UCB. It’s never a bad time to check in with UCB’s house Harold teams. The 8pm hour has The Great War and Arts & Athletics.


Neal Brennan / Michael Kosta, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Brennan is most famous for co-writing Half Baked and co-creating the Dave Chappelle Show, while Kosta is a well-respected stand up in his own right.

Blam! Blam! Blam!, 9p RBar. Paul Danke, Ali Wong, Howard Kremer, Kyle Kinane and a whole bunch more awesome folks. Plus, you can feel all snooty when you get to give the password at the door.


The End Show, 8p The Last Bookstore. Rory Scovel, Howard Kremer, Barbara Gray and more are set to bring in this brand new stand up show downtown, hosted by Matt Ingebretson and Chase Darren.

The Meltdown, 8p Meltdown Comics. Duncan Trussel, DC Pierson and the Hard n’ Phirm guys lead the pack on what is one of the best weekly stand up shows in town.


The Eddie Pepitone Blood Bath, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. The great Pepitone is bringing in Dana Gould, Jimmy Dore and David Zasloff for a night of stand up.

The Singer-Songwriters of Comedy, 9p Moving Arts Theater. Nick Thune, MC Mr. Napkins and Lizzy Cooperman help to drive home a night of music-infused stand up comedy.

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Rough Cut / Diamond Lion, 8p Meltdown Comics. It’s the improvised movie alongside the improvised musical at Meltdown, with two of the best themed improv shows in town sharing the stage.

Also-Ran, 10:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Hampton Yount is hosting this night of stand up with Paul Cibis, Joseph Patrick Larking and more.


Two Kids, One Hall, 8:30p Largo. Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald bring a little bit of Kids In the Hall and a lot of amazing comedy and music.

Saturday Mash-Up, 10:30p Sidewalk Theater (Burbank). LA sketch group Dead Honkey puts on this $5 show, and this month features iO West improv powerhouse Orpheus Roy, as well as comedy from Diani and Devine.


The Milford Project, 7p Art/Works Theater. As a favorite of the recent LA Fringe Festival, this great comedy musical about a boy genius and his scientific discoveries is sticking around for one Best of Fringe weekend.

Kat Williams, 9:30p Ontario Improv. Williams is out in Ontario all weekend long.