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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.
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.
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.
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.
Groundlings Special Lady Friend, 8p Groundlings. The Groundlings weekly sketch extravaganza.
Politico! 9p, Acme Theatre. A politically-charged, improvised rock opera.
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.
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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Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
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