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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
Just because it's the week of Thanksgiving doesn't mean you shouldn't expect the very best from the L.A. comedy scene. Thankfully, it doesn't disappoint, with another round of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, plenty of stand up, and improv based on your holiday horror stories.
If you've got an upcoming show that you'd like to see listed here, email me, and I'll list it if I'm able!
A Night to Remember, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Los Angeles-based sketch comedy group Monster Party is back to give you some sketches you aren’t likely to forget any time soon.
Haromtown, 8p Nerdmelt Showroom. The popular stage show-turned-podcast is back for another weekly installment of Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis getting drunk and telling stories.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, 9p Nerdmelt Showroom. This unbelievably fantastic show pits comedians you know against each other over their own sexy fan fiction stories. This round features Ron Funches, Will Weldon, Darien Clark, Jim Hamilton, Baron Vaughn, Paul Danke and more.
Boom! Show, 10p Hollywood Improv. Comedians bring their best one minute of material, fast and hard. The lineup includes Jake Weisman and Ben Gleib.
Fan Friction, 8p Westside Comedy. It’s fan fiction writing from some of your favorite comedians, including Rebekka Johnson, BJ Gallagher and others.
Dot Comedy, 10p The Laugh Factory. It’s a night full of stand up, including Ari Shaffir, Pete Holmes and Sean O’Connor.
It’s Thanksgiving. Go laugh at your family.
Laugh Factory Thanksgiving Feast. If you aren’t able to make it out to see family and friends, know that The Laugh Factory is there for you. They’ll be offering free meals to the underprivileged and serving up comedy to anyone with a hunger for laughs.
Shitt Holidays, 8p UCB. Three of UCB’s best performers do improv based on your worst holiday stories.
The End of the World Show, 10p Lyric Hyperion Theater. Need a laugh after all of the Black Friday madness? Let Ari Shaffir, Hampton Yount, Johnny Pemberton and others do the heavy comedy lifting for you.
Maria Bamford, 9p Flappers Claremont. Bamford headlines all weekend in Claremont.
Messed Up, 11p Westside Comedy. Three hard-rocking hosts combine big hair, metal music, three comics and plenty of drinking. If you go, you will absolutely become part of the show.
Jo Koy, 7p Irvine Improv. Koy will be in Irvine all week.
The OKCupid Show, 9:30p UCB. Three real OKCupid dates happen live on stage, with all sorts of madness interrupting the get-to-know-you time.
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