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Wowzers. Patton n' friends at Hollywood Forever, Beer Shark Mice at iO West, a Neil Simon play, Zach Galifianakis, and (gulp) Dane Cook. What a week ahead! Email Farley if you're interested in getting love here for an upcoming show of yours.


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The Matts, 6-8p If you’re around a computer, check out for the new The Matts show, which is Matt Dwyer and Matt Braunger talking to their comic pals. In their inaugural session they bring in the seminal Steve Agee off the Sarah Silverman Show. They’ll probs talk about how Sarah and Kimmel broke up again. Frown.

Musical Improv, 9p Second City. Watch the students take on musical improv as they try to tackle a full musical.


Ben Gleib, 10p Irvine Improv. Head down south to see the great Ben Gleib do some
stand up alongside Owen Benjamin and Eric Schwartz.

CDR Sketch, 11p UCB. Stick around after Comedy Death Ray for some awesome sketch. This week see the insurmountable Birthday Boys, Ben Schwartz, and Jon Daly. Not to be missed.

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Dane Cook, 10p Laugh Factory. What a tough call... You can stay outside so your car won’t get stolen, or go inside and know that all your jokes will. SNAPPP.


Zach Galifianakis, 9p Largo at Coronet. Please check out the Pantless show by Zach G. It will change your life.

Hot Butter, 10:30p Westside Eclectic. Feel like getting back to your roots with some short form improv? Think Whose Line is it Anyway? If you’re still interested, maybe check it out. The Greg Wilson is involved, so it’s worth a look.


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Comedy is Dead 5, 8p Hollywood Forever. Possibly the greatest occasional stand up show in town, which in and of itself doesn’t sound like a big deal. But this show is absolutely amazing, and should be seen at all costs. Actually the cost is only $10, which is even better.

Maude Night, 8p UCB. The best writers and performers from UCB step up to the plate with their latest and greatest staged pieces. A great opportunity to see what’s next (and what’s already here) for UCB.


California Suite, 8p STAGEStheatre. Head down to Fullerton to check out the latest Neil Simon play about four different groups heading to the same California hotel. Should be awesome.

Frazier Smith, 10p Laugh Factory. The All-Star comedy night kicks off with a series of comics including the funny Frazer Smith.

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The Todd Wilson Experiment, 10p Ultimate Improv. Jacob Reed (Fiasco! and Roberto Alomar) and Gian Molina (Sunday Sunday Sunday) help Todd Wilson figure some seriously funny shit out on stage.

Beer Shark Mice, 9p iO West. This gigantasaurus of a group isn’t around too much any more, so catch their stuff while you can. This is the only confirmed show for the month of March for one of the true heavy hitters of improv.


Finish Henderson, 7:30p Comedy & Magic Club. This guy does a grip of funny musical impressions. Bring your over-40 ass down to the beach for some cocktails and giggles.

Tang, 11:30p iO West. All girl sketch comedy is pretty much all you need to hear. And with the cute-as-heck Kim Mulligan, Amy Vorphal, Lilian Bowden and Barbara King it should be a night of smiles and giggles the likes of which you haven’t seen since you read ghost stories under your blankets at night with your girlfriends. Tee hee.