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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Time to take a break from the BBQ and plan out your week full of comedy!


The Smokes Memorial Day BBQ, 7p UCB. It’s a yearly tradition: a real BBQ on the UCB stage, complete with all of your awful family members.

Them., 8:30p iO West. One of the better Harold teams at iO West move to Monday night for Memorial Day because, well, why not?

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The Dork Forest, 8p Nerdist Theater. Jackie Kashian’s popular nerdy podcast welcoms Greg Fitzsimmons for an evening of live conversation.

Performance Anxiety, 8p The Pleasure Chest. You can’t do better than Matt Braunger, Moshe Kasher, Kumail Nanjiani and Howard Kremer on one bill.


Reggie Watts, 8p The Fonda Theater. Amazing musical comedian Watts is going to be mixing, remixing and mastering a night of songs, beats and other absolutely outstanding weirdness.

Dana Gould Starts A Riot, 8p Fake Gallery. Gould is presenting a night of material he’s working on for his upcoming TV special. Thanks to some clever timing, it’s also a nice lead up to the soon-to-happen RIOT LA comedy festival.


Eric Andre Show Live, 8p The Satellite. In celebration of Andre’s new show, Brent Weinbach, Brody Stevens and a few others are heading out for a live show.

Northern Gothic, 10:30p The Improv Lab. It’s a night of sketch comedy from local two man group Bone Mouth. Don’t be afraid, but this show goes dark.


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An Evening of Stand Up, 9p Largo. Jeff Garlin is celebrating a birthday with a room full of laughter, thanks in no small part to Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk and others coming out to support. Proceeds benefit The Littlest Tumor Foundation.

The Tony Clifton Revue, 9p The Comedy Store. The legendary Andy Kaufman character returns for one night only to the old haunted halls of The Comedy Store.


Nerdist Podcast Live!, 7:30p Club Nokia. Head downtown to catch an evening of Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira recording their popular podcast.

Matt Braunger, 8p Hollywood Improv. Braunger is headlining two shows at the Hollywood Improv.


Sandrology, 7p Redcat. Longtime comic Sandra Bernhard is doing a solo show at Redcat for a couple of weeks. Tickets are steep, but here’s your chance to finally start supporting the arts for real!

MadTV Reunion, 9p iO West. The LA Improv Festival officially kicks off, with a night of former MadTV performers and writers getting the band back together one more time.

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