Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

Photo courtesy neilfitzpatrick via LAist Flickr.
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

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.

Monday 11/5

Celebrity, 8p Comedy Central Stage. It’s long-form improv with a real celebrity made to do horrible, hilarious things.

Support for LAist comes from

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!

Tuesday 11/6

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.

Wednesday 11/7

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.

Thursday 11/8

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.

Support for LAist comes from

Friday 11/9

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.

Saturday 11/10

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.

Sunday 11/11

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.