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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week is a great one for comedy, as a lot of heavy hitters are performing all over town. the Comedy Central Stage is getting a lot of love, as is Largo with back to back nights featuring Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman. Beer Shark Mice is back at iO, and Harold Night tonight at UCB promises great things. I will too, if you send me a link to the show's you're interested in and want to hype. Hit me up.


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Rich Fulcher for Armando Show, 9p iO West. Yeah, iO’s Armando show has been getting a lot of love lately here at LAist, but when Rich Fulcher of The Mighty Boosh is in the room, how can you NOT give props?!

Harold Night, 9:30p UCB. Panama and the always great Sentimental Lady tackle the Harold in this weekly comedy staple. If you haven’t been to Harold Night in a while, make it a priority to get on that waitlist.


The Greatest Of the Great & Secret Show, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The somewhat famous Great & Secret Show that the Walsh brothers run at the Improv Lab moves over to the CC stage for a night, to toast the best of what they’ve done so far.

Aziz Ansari & Friends, 9p Largo. Aziz is back and better than ever, I’m sure. And who knows, one of his friends might be Kanye. Let’s hope.


What’s Next, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Suzi Barrett, Sean Conroy, Brian Gallivan, Johnny Meeks and lots of others get together to improvise some quick episodes of television shows you’ve never seen before.

Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. What is there to say? The lady brings with her some great people, and her own impressive comedy resume. Check it out.


Jeff Garcia, 8p The Ice House. La Puente native Jeff Garcia takes the stage in Pasadena, probably to pull material from the audience, in a fresh and funny way.

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Dry Hump Comedy Presents: Keith, 9p Underground Theater. A wild and wacky sketch show based on a simple premise: douchey people named Keith would totally dig the stuff they’re going to be putting up. Sounds awesome.


Hal Sparks, 8p The Improv. Recognizable stand up Hal currently voices the Nickelodeon series Tak, and we’ve seen him on Talk Soup and all sorts of VH1 clip shows. Definitely worth a shout out.

Let’s Do This!, 11p UCB. The weekly improv showcase features some real talent this week, including team Soaring Spirit, with a bunch of players from Sentimental Lady and Casey Wilson!


Beer Shark Mice, 9p iO West. The boys are back in town, and if you aren’t at this show I get to punch you. Deal? Deal.

Hollywood Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 12a Laugh Factory. If getting made fun of and not even realizing it is your thing, you can either go back to high school, or go on stage with a hypnotist. Your call.


Jay Leno, 7p Comedy & Magic Club. Jay’s been feeling ill lately, so bring some laughter back into the man’s life, you evil heartless bastards!

Multimedia Comedy Show, 9p The Improv. Chris Adams hosts this night of stand up and other such tomfoolery over at The Improv.