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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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It's holiday party season, where festive folks put on their finery in search of a good time. Why not get a little dolled up and make it out to some of this week's great comedy shows? From Brea to the ocean breakers, comedy abounds. All it's missing is you.

As always, if you have a future show you think I should know about, email me and we'll talk.

MONDAY 12/12

Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. TL always brings heat, and this week’s line up of Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Eddie Pepitone, Karl Hess and others is sure to keep the fire stoked.

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Jokes With Friends, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Jackie Kashian, Barry Rothbart and more are getting out to perform some great stand up.


Outskirts Comedy, 8p 3301 Beverly Blvd. It’s another improv and stand up mash up by Josh Rachford, with Spaceboat, Emily Maya Mills and more.

The Next Big Thing, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Antonio Sacre tells stories, weaves together narratives and generally keeps you in stitches all nights.


Dot Comedy, 10p Laugh Factory. TJ Miller, Chelsea Peretti, Eric Andre and more for a night of stand up.

Stampede!, 10:30p Hollywood Improv. Johnny Pemberton brings along Barbara Gray, Karl Hess, Cornell Reid and Ron Lynch for a great night of stand up.


Super Serious Charity Show, 8p Smashbox Studios. Jimmy Pardo, Karl Hess, some previews of Jason Nash Is Married: Season Two. Plus it’s a used clothing drive, so grab handfuls on your way out the door!

Risk!, 8p Nerdist Theater. It’s bold story-telling time, with Greg Behrendt, Jason Nash and a few other folks laying it all bare in front of the Nerdmelt audience.

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FRIDAY 12/16

Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8p Largo. Tig Notaro, Andy Kindler and a bunch more great folks are coming out for an evening of amazing laughs.

Ninja Bachelor Party, 11:30p The Comedy Store. On the 50th birthday anniversary of the late Bill Hicks, enjoy a pretty crazy movie that he’s in, plus giveaways and birthday cake!


Hand-Shucked, 8p Moving Arts Theater. Paul Scheer, Karl Hess, Shawn Pearlman, Rob O’Reilly and more!

Tournament of Nerds, Midnight UCB. The ToN is a high-stakes elimination bracket of nerddom. Come watch your favorite characters get slayed, one by one, until only a champion remains.

SUNDAY 12/18

Jeff Ross, 7p Brea Improv. The Roastmaster General himself is in Brea for a homestand.

ASSSSCAT, 7:30p UCB. It’s the free version of Saturday’s hit show. Get in line early.