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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Musical comedy is having a moment in LA this week, with no less than three shows devoted to the genre. Don't bring your keyboard around or you might be asked to jump on stage.

If you've got a show coming that you'd like to see listed here, email me and we'll talk.

MONDAY 10/31

Nerdy Secrets, 8p Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics. DC Pierson co-hosts a Halloween-themed talk show.

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Rock! Monster! Rock!, 10:30p iO West. It’s a monster musical night at iO West from BJ Gallagher, Rebekka Johnson and more.


Tuesday Harolds, 8:30p iO West. With so many Harold teams, iO is now running two nights a week. Drop in all night for some of their showcased improv talent.

Liquid Courage, 10p Hollywood Improv. Anthony Jeselnik, Ben Gleib and others drop in for a night of raucous stand up.


The End Show, 8p The Last Bookstore. Matt Ingebretson and Chase Darren bring comedy to the Last Bookstore. This time around they’ve got TJ Miller, Dave Ross, Lizzy Cooperman and a bunch of other great folks.

Room 101 Improv Music Fest, 8p The Complex - Flight Theater. The best improvised musical comedy is coming to Room 101 for one night only, including Hip Hop Penguin, Booberry Canadian Holocaust, Dr. Radbonez and a TON more.


Taboo Tales, 8p Acme Comedy Theater. Taboo Tales is up & at ‘em at the Acme Theater on La Brea. Prepare yourself for a night of intense, raunchy and hilarious true stories.

Rachel Bloom is a Triple Threat!, 8p UCB. Bloom (the beautiful mind behind F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury) is doing a solo sketch / musical comedy show for the masses at UCB.

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John Hodgman Book Release, 8:30p Largo. Hodgman just completed his latest book, “That Is All”. Tickets to this event gets you in the door to catch him and his friends goofing off, plus the book itself.

Really F*cking Great, 9p The Fanatic Salon. ATTN. CULVER CITY FOLKS! There’s a new comedy show coming your way. This one features improv from former UCB house team Flap Jackson, sketch from Tremendosaur and stand up from Paul Danke and others.


Two Headed Beast, 8p Stories Books & Café. Dave Ross and Jake Weisman host a night of storytelling. This month features Paul Scheer, Kyle Kinane and some other fine folks.

Quick & Dirty Musicals, 10p UCB. It’s yet another night of hilarious musical comedy from some of UCB’s best performers, including The Smokes.


Dave Attell, 7p Irvine Improv. Attell is at the Improv in Irvine all weekend, so this may not be the craziest set of the weekend, but make sure to catch him at least once.

Pablo Francisco, 7p Ontario Improv. Francisco is doing the Ontario Improv all weekend.

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