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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Yeah, it's a little early for weird marching Nazi Easter bunnies, but whatever. Photo courtesy Ropo via Flickr.

There's good sketch all over the place this week, and some novelty comedy acts (hypnotism, juggling), but it seems like the Patton Oswalt / David Cross and Louis C.K. show will be dominating the landscape this week. Beyond that, the in-the-dark ASSSSCAT show should be legendary, so go take a look, and hit up Farley to hype yourself or someone you love.


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Rob Christensen, 7:30p Comedy Store. Brooklyn transplant Rob Christensen takes on the Main Stage to talk about the worst parts of prison, being the white kid in a gang, and other topics that you let you know he’s tougher than you.

Prison Buddies, 8p iO West. Two female finalists from iO’s search for the best improvisors get up on stage to show off their stuff. Should be fun.


Comedy Freestyle, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Stand up comedians alter or disregard their routines when faced with having to discuss audience-generated topics.

The Passing Zone, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. It’s those two juggling comedian dudes. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about, they were in The Aristocrats.


F*ck! Marry! Kill!, 8p UCB. The wonderful Molly Prather dishes on loves lost, loves left, and the journal of all her exploits that may have disappeared forever. The one woman show follows the format of the popular children’s game.

Sarah Silverman, 8:30p Largo. The filthy-tongued vixen brings along some friends for a night of awesome comedy.


Rusty Costello, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Sketch comedy hits the CC stage, featuring some prominent UCB players taking their style and their show to another setting. Should be a good time, sketch comedy-wise.

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Tigerpants, 8:30p iO West. Check out improv team Tigerpants, as they do their signature high-octane, smart show. And you KNOW you can’t beat the drink deals at iO.


Louis C.K., 8p The Wiltern. Step out to check out the absolutely, absurdly, oughtta be illegally funny stand up comedian Louis C.K.

Orny Adams, 8p The Improv. Sure, the funny Orny Adams is hosting, but Rob Riggle is also going to be there, so I think you should too.


ASSSSCAT, 8p UCB. This is a special ASSSSCAT, as if you needed any reason to check out the greatest improv show in Los Angeles. They’re doing a whole hour without any lights, in honor of Earth Hour. It’s cool, I’ll wait while you pick up your brain off the floor.

Patton Oswalt & David Cross, 9p Largo. How do you determine who the headliner is here? Unless... they’re doing stand up... together... Don’t think about the possibilities too hard or your eyebrows will burn off. Just go.


Hypnotist Mark Sweet, 7p Ice House. Longtime studio audience warm-up act Mark Sweet turns on his hypnotism tricks to get people to do ridiculous things.

Acme Comedy Cares, 8p Acme. A free show, with $3 donation that goes to benefit the Midnight Mission. Got to support that.

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