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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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We're still in the throes of March and all of its Madness, and this week is no exception. There are St. Patty's shows galore, tournaments abounding, and enough stand up shows to blow the buckle off your top hat.

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MONDAY 3/12/12

Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Maria Bamford, Drew Droege, Barry Rothbart. And more. With Tiger Lily, it's always more.

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Stand Up with CineFile, 9p Cinefile. The long-standing Santa Monica video store is hosting Josh Fadem, Brent Weinbach, Hannibal Buress and Wendy Leibman.


Performance Anxiety, 8p Pleasure Chest. The Sklar Brothers, Kumail Nanjiani, Ali Wong, Brody Stevens, and MORE. Hands down , the best stand up show currently being held in a sex toy shop.

BlamBlamBlam!, 9p R-Bar. K-town's worst best-kept-secret is back with another night of stand up and characters and general madness, including Lindsay Ames, The Walsh Brothers and James Adomian.


Maude Night, 8p UCB. It's another new night of sketch shows, featuring The Get Go and Oh, Brother!

Anna Lee Lawson Comedy Hour, 10p Tres Stages. The oft-used Tres Stages is back with a stand up show, featuring Brandie Posey, Brent Weinbach, Dave Ross and others.


Super Serious Show, 8p Fais Do-Do. While the venue has changed, the great line-ups just keep pouring in. Hampton Yount, Brett Gelman, Brody Stevens and others.

St. Patty's Day MASSACRE!,11p Little Modern. The 11th Hour Show is in its second year, and has brought back the MASSACRE!, a winner-take-all single-elimination improv tournament that goes until 3am.

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Home By Ten, 6:30p Elephant Theatre. Looking for a comedy show that won't compete with Law & Order: SVU? Consider Home By Ten, where you're in and out before bedtime. This week has stand up Chase Bernstein.

Brent Weinbach, 8p Hollywood Improv. Weinbach's absurdist stand up routine is taking the main stage at the Improv for the night.


The Irish Peddlers, 8p Oh My Ribs! Theater. There's dancing, and drinking, and Irish-themed jokes galore. And then there is The Irish Peddlers, who are in a league of their own in all categories.

Greg Fitzsimmons, 10p Hollywood Improv. Fitzsimmons is doing two Saturday sets for the holiday.


Steve-O, 7p . Check in with Steve-O at the end of the weekend to see if he's still alive.

Dominic Dierkes, 9:30p UCB. Dom is doing a solo stand up show on Sunday night.

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