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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
It's a week full of live podcasts and comedy competitions coming to a close, as March fades out in favor of April. If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see listed here, email me!
Women Aren’t Funny, 7:30p iO West. This live podcast taping features some truly funny ladies, including Bob Odenkirk!
Star Dreck, 8p Nerdist Theater. Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira invite guests to bad mouth some of Star Trek’s worst episodes. This month: the Sklar brothers.
WTF! Live, 8p Steve Allen Theater. Marc Maron is doing a live taping of his incredible podcast. Guests should be sufficiently amazing.
Welcome to the Club, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Caroline Slaughter and Shawn Dempewolff-Barrett (come on with that name already) are pulling hair and picking the next round of potential inductees into the Nantucket Sankaty Head Country Club. Should be smashing.
Twitter Comes Alive, 8p Hollywood Improv. Eli Braden leads a group of twitter-powerful comics through a night of 140-character hijinks.
Picture This, 10p Little Modern Theater. Stand up comics (Brandie Posey, Jon Daly, Josh Fadem, Jackie Kashian and others) have their jokes drawn by animators, live on stage.
How Was Your Week, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Julie Klausner’s pop culture discussion podcast will tape live, with musical guest Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.
Bo Burnham, 8p Largo. Internet sensation Burnham takes his musical / stand up act to Largo for a night.
Dana Carvey, 8p Irvine Improv. Make the trip south for a chance to catch two shows by Carvey in Irvine.
March Comedy Madness, 10p The Comedy Store. It’s the finals of this month-long stand up tournament show. Show up for a chance to crown a winner from the final four.
A Drinking Game, 8p Next Stage. $15 gets you a staged reading of The Three Amigos, complete with built-in audience drinking and interaction.
March Madness 3-on-3 Tournament, 8p The Improv Space. The month-long Improv Space tournament culminates on the last night of March, with the final 8 teams being whittled down to one champion.
Spinal Cord Injuries Suck, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. Bryan Callen (MadTV) is leading this charity show for Project Walk.
Hashtag / Pilot, 8p iO West. Two of iO’s relatively new sketch house teams put up back to back shows on the main stage.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.