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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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It's early in the week, so prep yourself for a week of great comedy shows. If you've got the inside track on some upcoming shows, let me know!

MONDAY 11/14

Magic Meltdown, 8p Nerdist Theater. It’s a night of mind-bending magic and fun at Nerdist Theater.

Harold Night, 8p UCB. The new UCB Harold teams are up and running, so get in the standby line now to make sure you get a seat.

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I’m Doing Great!, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Madeline Walter is doing her hilarious character show again, this time at the Comedy Central Stage.

Reuben Starship, 11p UCB. This is literally an improv super-show with so many good UCB New York improvisers (Eugene Cordero, Chris Kula, Lennon Parham, Charlie Sanders, Joe Wengert TO ONLY NAME SOME) I don’t see HOW the comedy terrorists don’t blow this place to smithereens.


Meltdown, 8p Nerdist Theater. Pete Holmes takes over in anticipation of his new album Impregnated With Wonder. James Adomian, Brendon Walsh, Kumail Nanjiani and a bunch more great folks are coming along.

Transforming the World, 8p Hollywood Improv. Marc Maron, Jeff Ross and more are teaming up with other comics throughout the US for a live show / livestream comedy extravaganza with proceeds benefitting the Off The Mat, Into The World charity.


The Super Serious Show, 8p Smashbox Studios. Chris Hardwick and Greg Behrendt top the bill for one of LA’s most consistently great stand up / variety shows.

Talk It Up, 9p Zephyr Theatre. Marc Maron, Jackie Kashian, Charlie Sanders and more hang out and tell great stories. Amazing.

FRIDAY 11/18

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Mitch Fatel, 8p Ontario Improv. Head east to catch Fatel at some point this weekend.

Chris Porter, 10p Brea Improv. Last Comic Standing finalist Porter headlines the weekend in Brea.


Landry & Summers, 8p Bang Studio. It’s a night of political sketch comedy lovingly titled Whatever It Is, We’re Against It.

Paul F. Tompkins Show, 8:30p Largo. Tompkins brings along comedy friends and a musical group or two for a very fun night.

SUNDAY 11/20

Bobby Lee, 7p Irvine Improv. Lee is spending the weekend in Irvine.

Comedy For Dorks, 8p Hollywood Improv. Jackie Kashian and Matt Champagne highlight a night of dork-infused comedy.