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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Well, LAst Laugh is back with the weekly dish on comedy in and around LA. Pretty straightforward stuff this week, with a ton of sketch and stand up covering the land, with a slight chance of great improv too. Probably most notable is all of the great female stand ups out and about this week, from Mary Lynn to Sarah Silverman on down. Don't for get to holler at cha boy if you're interested in getting listed, comedy snobs.

MONDAY 8/10

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Mary Lynn Rajskub, Largo Little Room. Mary Lynn is an absolutely outstanding female stand up who should not be missed. This show is alongside Laura Kightlinger, so be prepared to laugh.

Panama / Sentimental Lady, 9:30p UCB. Two great Harold teams (in a night that’s filled with them) do some long form improv in what’s always a great show for these two.

TUESDAY 8/11

Jo Koy, 8p Hollywood Improv. Coming off his recent Comedy Central special, Koy is getting better than ever and should definitely be seen in person.

Meet The Imponderables, 8p ACME. This Toronto-based sketch group lands on La Brea, looking to make you laugh.

WEDNESDAY 8/12

Troop!, 8p Comedy Central Stage. More great sketch comedy, this time for free.

Sarah Silverman, 9p Largo. This show is a bit steep ($25) when you can see her at UCB on Tuesday nights for $5, but you know she always brings great friends along to help soften the blow. Should be a great night of stand up.

THURSDAY 8/13

Kind Strangers, 8p iO West. Starting this week and running for the next month or so, Kind Strangers will be rocking improvised Greek tragedies, which may not sound hilarious - until you consider the awesome togas being put into play.

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Sit N Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. This show you already know, so go. Funny essays, what more can I es-say? God, I hate myself.

FRIDAY 8/14

Marc Maron, 8p Hollywood Improv. Marc is an absolute stand up guru, and he’s been all over town lately. Check him out at the classic stand up venue.

Jen Kober, 8:30p Ice House. Sharing the headlining duties with Darren Carter, Jen is in Pasadena just tryin’ to make you giggle.

SATURDAY 8/15

Ten Comics - $10, 9p Comedy & Magic Club. You may not know them all, but you’ll probably know some of them. And at $10, it’s a hell of a deal down by the beach.

Luenell, 9p Downtown Comedy Club. The ‘hooker with a heart of gold’ from Borat is givng stand up a try, and word is she’s not too bad.

SUNDAY 8/16

UCB Pep Rally!, 6p UCB. A bunch of different folks come together for this sketch / variety show, including Barats & Bereta, Jennie Pierson & David Neher, and Good Neighbor.

The Ginger Man, 11p iO West. Another great sketch comedy group putting up a half hour alongside Dead Honkey as part of the Sunday night sketch love affair that iO West is becoming.