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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
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This week's Last Laugh is a good mix of stand up, sketch, and improv. There's a couple not-very-often shows you should get involved with, as well as some stuff that just sounds great or is always worth it, like Benson Interruption. California is giving out IOUs because we can't pay our bills, but that shouldn't stop you from maxing out your credit cards with some comedy this week. And, as always, hit a guy up if you want to see your comedy listing here.
Armando Show, 9p iO West. This weekly long form improv slot is often a real competitor to UCB’s Harold Night, and on a regular basis can actually be better. Try to check this show out once in a while to make sure you know your comedy roots.
Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. The monthly Benson show returns and with it you know there’s going to be some seriously famous stand ups getting butchered by Benson.
Right to Laugh Conservative Comedy, 10p Laugh Factory. Man, how dumb do the Democrats look THESE DAYS?! JK LOL. But expect some of that type of material, at least.
Delicious Moments, 10p Second City. Brian Shortall and Ithamar Enriquez tackle some two man long form improv that is sure to leave you hungry for more.
Barats & Bereta, 6:30p UCB. Come check out these certified online celebs as they bring a full sketch show to the UCB stage. It should be incredible.
Brian Gallivan Is A Pleasure To Have In Class, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The so-funny-its-not-funny Brian Gallivan has been working this show all over town, but make sure to see it now before it heads off to who knows where.
Sit N’ Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The monthly essay show is back, and is always worth more than the price of admission (which is free).
31st Birthday Bash, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Come celebrate another year of seaside comedy with a bevy of great comedians, not least of which is Jen Kober.
Dr. God, 10p iO West. With some help from Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez (Pedro), the team is back in town for some great long form improv.
Scandal!, 11p Acme. The weekly improvised soap opera is back in their 8 week continuing saga. Should you see them all? Maybe. But check out one for sure.
Seth & Ed’s Puppet Talk Show, 10p UCB. It’s back, and it’s always good. Ed Helms, Seth Morris, some f*cking puppets and a celebrity or two. GET HERE.
TJ Miller, 8p The Improv. You might recognize TJ from Carpoolers or as Hud in Cloverfield, but the man has been on a stand up comedy mission for a few years now, and it absolutely shows.
Deep Focus: Improvised Movie!, 6p UCB. This great team doesn’t do much together any more, so make it a point to get out and see them do some amazing 30 minute improv movie right before your eyes.
Tom Dreesen, 7p Ice House. The man was Frank Sinatra’s opening act for more than a decade, for crying out loud. If he wasn’t funny he’d be dead.
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