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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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It's 4.20! Smoke all your smokes and whatnot. You'd think I'd hype The Smokes show at UCB tonight at 7, or the 4.20 Crash Test show or SOMETHING, but nope. Smoke free since 1983, playas! Anywho, UCB has so much else going on this week you can't believe it. The great shows like CDR are killing it this week and Nick Kroll as Fabrice Fabrice is a must, even if you have to hit the standby line. Largo drops off this week, but looks very promising in the near future. Email Farley if you want to spread your own love. Eww.


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The C Word, 7p The Comedy Store Belly Room. $5 is a cheap night at The Comedy Store, and when lovely ladies Iliza Shlesingler, Staci Lawrence and Jodi Miller are there to make your laugh your ass off, it just gets better and better.

The Armando Show, 9p iO West. Donal Logue hosts this week in what is becoming an almost weekly must-see improv show. This is what iO West is meant for, and they’ve known it for long enough to get it right.


Greg Proops Chat Show, 9p Largo. Proops chats it up with Greg Behrendt and Josh Homme.

Comedy Death Ray, 8:30p UCB. This could be listed every week, but when it’s Dave Koechner, Aziz Ansari and more, you tend to give it special attention. Get in the standby line NOW.


Steve Hofstetter, 8p The Improv. As part of a showcase, Hofstetter shows off the considerable talents that make him one of MySpace’s most friended men. Luckily that talent is comedy, and not just spamming people. LIVE, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Jason Nash of Guys With Feelings fame hosts this special event with stand up, live and stage sketches. Should be a great showing from a great comedy source.


Mission Improvable, 10p Westside Eclectic. Billed as the #1 touring improv troupe in America, these guys are no joke. Although it’s usually short form, which can be less exciting if you’re used to UCB or iO, they definitely do it right.

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Fake Radio: Dangerous Assignment, 8p Comedy Central Stage. A comedic reinterpretation of a 1940’s classic radio program, right before your eyes! Wacky, probably historically inaccurate, and tons of fun.


Reuben Williams goes to Hollywood, 7p UCB. This incredible UCBNY improv show has been sold out for years in the Big Apple. Come watch some amazingly rare improv comedy from true veterans, if only for one night on the West Coast.

FrankenMatt, 10:30p Westside Eclectic. LAist loves these guys something fierce, so get to the Westside (or just get out of your mansion if you’re already over there) and check these two do comedy the way it needs to be done. Well.


Michael McDonald, 9:30p The Improv. You know him as the longest-running MadTV performer in the show’s now defunct history. Well, he was also one of its strongest. Should be a great show.

Joe Rogan, 10p Ice House. Sure, there’s an early show at 8p, but when it’s Joe Rogan you want to wait for the late show. Trust us.


New Faces of Comedy, 7p The Improv. brings up 10 of LA’s best and brightest young stand up disciples to the big stage.

The Seven Year Plan, 10p iO West. These guys are on a tear, doing shows with new material every two weeks all over town. Come see what TSYP has to offer this time around.

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