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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
The LA Comedy Festival continues this week, with plenty of great shows to go see. Of course, there are still plenty of fantastic shows going on all over town as well. Here we go!
If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see listed here, email me and we can figure it out.
Celebrity, 8p Comedy Central Stage. It’s long-form improv with a real celebrity made to do horrible, hilarious things.
Crash Test, 11pm UCB. Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer’s monthly show features Barry Rothbart, Kumail Nanjiani, Brndon Walsh and Joselyn Hughes - all in one place!
Comedy Night at Best Fish Taco, 7:30p Best Fish Taco. It’s tacos and comedy in one great space! Ron Lynch will be there, and so will Brody Stevens, Baron Vaughn, Josh Androsky and more.
Greg Barris, 8p The Mint. NYC super stand up Barris is at The Mint with a few special guests, much like his popular variety show Heart of Darkness.
Room 101 Charity Show, 8p Flight Theater - The Complex. Want to laugh while raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief? This is the improv show for you, from UCB’s Winslow and John Velvet to great players like Frank Caeti and more.
Russell Brand, 8p Largo. Brand is doing two nights at Largo, with this being the first.
Art F*ck, 9p Downtown Independent. It’s downtown ArtWalk time, which means it’s comedy time, too! Guy Branum, Joe Wengert, Grant Pardee and others will all be doing stand up.
The Smartest Man in the World, 9p NerdMelt Showroom. Greg Proops’ popular podcast returns for another live version at NerdMelt.
Tommy Johnagin, 8p Hollywood Improv. Johnagin is doing a single set in the main room.
Set List, 8p UCB. Jen Kirkman, Byron Bowers and others are given a brand new ‘set list’ of words to do their set about, having never seen the list before.
The PodCRASH Awards, 7p iO West. Chris Gore’s PodCRASH podcast is doing it’s own meta-awards, with a podcast award ceremony for podcasts inside a real live podcast. It’s too much.
Taboo Tales, 8:30p Let Live Theater. The popular storytelling show rolls into the LA Comedy Festival for a night of stories that might make you squirm, in a great way.
Filthy Liars, 7p Let Live Theater. It’s part magic and part comedy and all the way ridiculous.
Rob Schneider, 7p Irvine Improv. Schneider is doing a full weekend of shows in Orange County.
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