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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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August is winding down, and with it, the impenetrable highs of summer. Soon it will be chilly at night and everyone will be saving their money for Christmas, so make this week count. Get out, see shows, and laugh like no one's watching. That's the saying, right?

If you've got a show you'd like to see promoted here, shoot me an email and we'll talk.


Zach Selwyn’s Freestyle Guitar, 8p Hollywoo Lab. Selwin and Eli Braden showcase some of the musically-inclined comedy talents.

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Brunch, 9p The Park. Jason Nash, Kumail Nanjiani and Jackie Kashian are bringing heat to the Brunch show this week.


Mitch & Edi Making Love, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Mitch Silpa and Edi Patterson spend 45 minutes doing character-heavy improv for you.

Nick Thune, 8p Coemdy & Magic Club. Thune is doing a mid-week run at the CMC out at the beach.


Untamed Tongues, 8p Comedy Central Stage. It’s a night of great stand up from Kimberly Clark, Jackie Kashian, Tami Sagher and more.

The Meltdown, 8:30p Nerdist Theater. It’s another kickass night of comedy, as Brent Weinbach, Jen Kirkman, Brett Gelman and more take the stage behind the Meltdown Comics main room.


Hamclown, 8:30p The Alexandria Hotel. Grant Pardee and Josh Androsky continue to contribute to the downtown comedy scene with stand up performances from Pete Holmes, Johnny Pemberton, Eric Andre and more.

Quartet, 10p iO West. Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski, Tami Sagher, Jean Villepique and Stephanie Weir. Don’t do the math, just get to the show.

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Brent Weinbach, 8p Hollywood Improv. He may stay stock-still behind the microphone, but the man is funny enough to roll you out of your chair.

Second City Late Night, 9p Second City. It’s a night of Community heavy-hitters, including creator Dan Harmon and writer Megan Ganz.


Sentimental Lady, 7p UCB. UCB’s longest-running weekly team is out to dig deeper into your guilty pleasures with an improv show that uses your secret obsessions as a spring-board for scenework.

Kevin Hart, 9p Irvine Improv. Hart is in Irvine all weekend.


Mike Epps, 7p Ontario Improv. It’s not just stand up, apparently. Mike Epps is also doing a ‘meet & greet’. So there’s that.

The OKCupid Show, 9:30p UCB. A bunch of UCB’s best improvisers help one person look for love - live on stage, with real dates.

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