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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. But with considerably less bling. Photo by arte via Flickr.

Man, this is like the week of two-person shows. Between the amazing Garfunkel and Oates, Frankenmatt, Triple S, and Teenager of the Year, the stages in and around LA just boiling over with great stuff this week. And we're not even talking about the mind-blowing two man improv happening at UCB cagematch on Wednesday nights at 11p. They're called Kill Screen, and Ben Schwartz and Chad Carter will murder you in your sweet little hearts with laughter.

Well, I guess we did end up talking about it. Oh well. If you've got anything you want me to talk about this nicely, email me here.

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Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. Benson is at Largo again, bringing along some of his famous friends to infuriate and frustrate them to no end by interrupting their stand up sets.

Tami Sagher @ Armando Show, 9p iO West. Tami Sagher writes for 30 Rock and the Armando Show is, well, awesome.


USS Rock N Roll vs. Dr. Roctopuss, 11p iO West. The best Harold team competition at iO West continues to heat up as these two seminal teams do all they can to win your laughs and a chance to move on to the next round.

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Frankenmatt, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The Second City alums do their dang thang on the CC Stage, and you know it’s going to be amazing. This show is guaranteed awesome.


Garfunkel & Oates, 8p UCB. Some seriously hilarious two-girl music and sketch that is just off the charts funny. Their stuff is already pretty popular online, so check it for yourself here if you want. And they’re pretty! This show is a MUST.

Laugh MDs, 8p The Improv. Chris Titus, Orny Adams, Hardwick and others head up a show to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. DO THE RIGHT THING, PEOPLE.


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Setup & Punch, 8p The Blank. A great new piece of theatre about a music duo who are forced out of their comfort zones. It features original songs, and was written by Mark Saltzman.

Triple S, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Some two-man variety comedy action, with a bit of everything mixed in, including a musical guest.


John Caparulo, 8p The Improv. This hard-working headliner is from the Vince Vaughn Wild West Comedy Show, and can regularly be seen on Chelsea Lately.

Tang, 10p iO West. The all girl sketch sensation is back, fresh off their recent Spank slot at UCB. Check out these lovely ladies as they simply make you laugh your ass off. And then don’t forget to stick around for The Seven Year Plan.

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Teenager Of The Year, 9p LA Comedy Fest@ Acme. These two funny Chicagoans are in town for the LA Comedy Festival, and would love you to stop by and see what two man sketch is really all about.

Tom Papa, 9:30p The Ice House. Tom is an absolute stand up staple, and as a result his shows are well polished and always very, very funny.


Jeff Garlin’s Combo Platter, 6p UCB. Let’s try Garlin THIS WEEK, when he’s actually there. Show is $1, and he’s hilarious. And, usually, you get free stuff! A great stand up / storytelling showcase.

Jeff Hodge, 7p The Ice House. Currently rolling up crowds as part of the The Ambassadors of Comedy, this Virgin Islands comic delivers some pretty solid stand up material.