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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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The holidays are here, which means lots of options to spend your money elsewhere. But really, what better gift to give yourself than laughter? Plus, with holiday pageants taking over the comedy scene this week, you can basically do both!

If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see listed, email me. Easy.

MONDAY 12/10

Sexy Christmas Spectacular, 8p Largo. Paul Scheer leads the way in his 4th annual Christmas spectacular, featuring everything from stand up and sketch to music and magic.

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The Apple Sisters, 8p Elephant Theater. The girls are back with their Holidoozy Christ-mess Special, featuring plenty of innuendo and dancing.


Performance Anxiety, 8p Pleasure Chest. It's the last Performance Anxiety of the year, and they're going out with a bang that includes TJ Miller, Dan Levy, Joe Mande, Moshe Kasher, Rory Scovel and more.

Improvisers Against Bullying, 8:30p Little Modern. A bunch of great improvisers, including UCB Harold team John Velvet, will be donating their time for a good cause - LifePlay's anti-bullying campaign. Come support!


12 on 12/12/12, 7:30p El Cid. Ring in the end of an era with a night of musical comedy from the likes of MC Mr. Napkins, George Watsky, Rachel Bloom, Michael Swaim and yours truly!

Violence & Women & Violence, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The Lost Friends sketch group is back, and they've got the sketch show to prove it.


AUTHORatively Funny, 7p NerdMelt Showroom. Writers from the Conan O'Brien room offer up live readings of their work at NerdMelt.

Art F*ck, 9p Downtown Independent. The monthly side-arm of the popular Holy F*ck! stand up show downtown features Rory Scovel, Brendon Walsh, Ron Babcock and more. Enjoy the art walk, then enjoy some comedy.

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FRIDAY 12/14

Brand New Ball, 7p UCB. Some of the best performers you can think of are getting together to do some long form improv, including Zach Woods, Lennon Parham, Rebecca Drysdale, Anthony King, Tami Sagher and more.

Crave, 8p (Secret Location). It's an all-night party, with comedy from Eric Andre, Kumail Nanjiani and others. You'll have to email cravetix[at] to try to get on the guest list though.


Dangertales, 8p Dangerfield's. It's a storytelling show with a holiday bent, featuring Byron Bowers, Brent Weinbach, Jesse Case, Ahmed Bharoocha and others.

Paul F. Tompkins Christmas Play, 8:30p Largo. Tompkins and some of his favorite friends are putting on a Christmas play that you won't want to miss. Guests include Adam Scott, Busy Philipps and more.

SUNDAY 12/16

Neal Brennan & Friends, 8:30p Westside Comedy. Brennan is brining along his buddies: Sean Patton, Eddie Ifft, Brendon Walsh and others.

Sappity Tappity, 9:30p UCB. Jon Daly plays a drunk, British Christmas tree. You'll have to see it to believe it.

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