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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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It's another week of fine stand up, sketch and improv, from Venice to Brea and everywhere in between. Of particular note is the return of Melgard Mondays, with a fantastic lineup to match.

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Star Dreck, 8p NerdMelt Theater. Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira discuss bad episodes of Star Trek with their friends. In this case, Moshe Kasher and Jonah Ray.

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Melgard Mondays, 9p Melgard. The show is back! And this time, they’ve got Brody Stevens, Anthony Jeselnik, Duncan Trussell, Moshe Kasher and so many more people.


Michael McDonald, 7p The Roxy. McDonald, the former Mad TV standout is doing a night of stand up on The Sunset Strip.

Holy F*ck, 9p Downtown Independent. This show doesn’t stop, and neither should you. Moshe Kasher, DC Pierson, Brooks Wheelan and more.


Room 101, 8p The Complex - Flight Theater. The best indie improv show going has a ton of veterans this week, from the all-lady team Senorita to PALS and UCB’s popular Only in LA show.

Hamclown, 9:30p Little Modern. Hamclown is back, with Alex Koll, Brent Weinbach and more.


Pablo Francisco, 8p Brea. Francisco is doing a full weekend down in Brea.

How To Live, 9:30p UCB. Chelsea Peretti does an all out show, with audience participation, interviews, stand up and special guests.

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The Business, 9p NerdMelt Theater. Popular SF sketch group The Business is back, with Guy Branum and Bobcat Goldthwait helping out.

Tig Has Friends, 9p Largo. Popular stand up Tig Notaro brings along a bunch of her funny friends for a night of stand up.


That’s Debatable!, 7p Hollywood Improv. Comedians and writers debate topics of little to no importance.

The Intercollectuals, 9p Electric Lodge. If you’re in Venice, drop in to the Electric Lodge for a night of brand new sketch comedy.


Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, 7p Irvine Improv. TBS’s new show of the same name features Steve Byrne and a bunch of other comics. To promote, they’re taking things on the road.

Gravid Water, 9:30p UCB. Actors memorize their half of a script, improvisers have to fill in the rest.