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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Another stellar week of comedy in the Los Angeles area. If you know of / are in a comedy show you think we should be covering, leave it in the comments section.

Tuesday 11/18

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Who's Available, 10p Westside Eclectic. A mix of stand up, video, sketch, and wacky characters.

Billy Gardell, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Great stand up from a hardworking Pittsburgh native with a face you'll probably recognize.

Wednesday 11/19

Let's Get Awkward!, 8p UCB. Lovely lady sketch comedy that tackles the issues the boys are too scared to.

16 Comics, 9p The Comedy Store. A round robin of comics, all night long.

Thursday 11/20

Cagematch, 11p iO. FREE. Competing improv teams battle it out for audience votes and a chance to move on towards the finals.

Young Guns, 9p Ultimate Improv. An all out, all night improv jam.

Friday 11/21

Groundlings Special Lady Friend, 8p Groundlings. The Groundlings weekly sketch extravaganza.

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Politico! 9p, Acme Theatre. A politically-charged, improvised rock opera.

Saturday 11/22

420 Funny, 10p UCB. The 'Very Pot Friendly Variety Show'. 'Nuff said.

Edmund Serves Coffee: Alumni Invitational, 9:30p Second City. Famous friends of Second City return for a Saturday night improv jam sesh.

Sunday 11/23

Comedy Improv For KIDS by KIDS, Noon LA Connection. A fun way for the youngsters to get in touch with their comedy chops. Ages 5 - 12.

Sunday Smorgasbord, 8p iO. A new, weekly variety show, featuring stand up, sketch, and song, with some funk thrown in at the end.

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