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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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There's a lot of good stuff around town, as the comedy world gears up for next week's LA Improv Festival at iO West. Garfunkel and Oates are at UCB, Jo Koy is out and about, and Dave Attell is headlining with some hardcore hilarious folks. Not to mention Patton and his friends, and Maria Bamford at The Improv. It's stand up time!


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The Smokes BBQ Blowout, 7p UCB. Join veteran improvisors The Smokes at UCB as they bring you a backyard BBQ monoscene. Should be amazing.

Three on One, 11:30p iO West. Technically it’s four females improvising, but the joke is that three are lesbians and one is straight. Awkward kissing scenes? Who knows. Just good comedy, at least.


USS Rock N Roll vs Local 132, 9p iO West. Holy F you guys, the iO West Harold Tourney is almost done, with USS and Local competing for a chance to make the finals. This may be the best matchup in the whole tourney. GO!

Operation Smile Laughathon, 8p Laugh Factory. Go check out this show to raise money for UCLA-based Operation Smile. A great time for an even better cause.

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Garfunkel & Oates, 8p UCB. The lovely ladies are back at UCB for another half hour comedy hour, featuring the ukulele, the cuteness, and the funny. ComedyJuice, 10p The Improv. Ben Gleib joins this awesome show, featuring Dax Shepard, Dan Levy, and even Dave Attell.


Nick Kroll, 9:30p UCB. Fabrice Fabrice, El Chupacabra, and the rest of Nick Kroll’s amazing characters come together for a show that will blow your mind.

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Jo Koy, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. The recently reviewed Koy takes his latest show on the road and makes a stop at the beach.


Letters to Kobe, 8p iO West. Any true Fakers (ahem...Lakers) fan needs to see this show, as it combines photos and video and real fan letters to Kobe into one hilarious package.

Maria Bamford, 8p The Improv. This lovely lady’s got a new CD out, titled Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, and she is a guarantee in a stand up world where most comics are anything but.


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Peter Berman, 9p Downtown Comedy Club. If you’re downtown and want to check out the reopened club, Berman is probably your safest bet there for a while.

Patton & Friends, 9p Largo. Oswalt, Greg Behrendt, and Guys With FeelingsJason Nash take the stage, along with some other comics for a packed night.


Hypnotist Mark Sweet, 7p Ice House. Funny hypnotism, if that’s your thing.

Enter the Sunday, 7:30p The Groundlings. Sketches and improv from the mainstage company.