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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Guys, this Wednesday is insane for comedy. From Mortified to Old Town to the Chelsea Lately show... and we're not even including the great sketch shows going on over at UCB, include the Apple Sisters. Well, no matter what day of the week you get out to peep some comedy, let this calendar be your guide to the funniest that LA has to offer this week.

As always, let me pimp your show if you feel it's worthy.

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MONDAY 8/17

What’s Up, Tiger Lilly?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. You can’t complain when there’s no cover, lovely hosts, and great stand up.

Armando Show, 9p iO West. Come back around iO to get a taste of their signature long form improv show.

TUESDAY 8/18

Tom Papa, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. The longtime Seinfeld opener doing his truly funny stuff.

CDR Sketch, 11p UCB. The Derrick guys preview their upcoming college show they’ll be taking all over America. Get it while it’s hot.

WEDNESDAY 8/19

Mortified, 8p King King. Man, this show is good. If you ask your favorite performers what shows they love, Mortified always seems to come up, so get here. Now.

Old Town, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Brian Gallivan leads the UCB Cagematch-winning 3 person improv powerhouse that is Old Town.

Chelsea Lately Comedians, 8p Comedy Store. The comics on both sides of the Chelsea Lately camera come together to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.

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THURSDAY 8/20

Margaret Cho & Friends, 8p Largo. Music and comedy and sketch and anything-goes.

Best Medicine Fundraiser, 8p Hollywood Improv. Iliza Scjesinger, Bret Ernst, and Dov Davidoff lead this pack of stand ups as they raise money to combat Cystic Fibrosis.

FRIDAY 8/21

Billy Gardell, 10:30p Ice House. The longtime TV face has been doing stand up successfully for years, and this show should be no exception.

Completely Different Late Show, 10p Groundlings. With a regular cast of hysterical characters, be prepared for anything with this show: improv, sketch...who knows.

SATURDAY 8/22

Total Xtreme Comedy, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. HOLY FUCK YOU GUYS MICK FOLEY IS DOING STAND UP OMGZ!!!! Seriously, this is amazing and already hilarious.

FrankenMatt, 9p Second City. This great two-man mostly-sketch-but-sometimes-improvised show is back at Second City, and is absolutely worth more than one look. Go to this if you want to save money AND laugh your ass off.

SUNDAY 8/23

Daniel Tosh, 7p Comedy & Magic Club. God, Daniel is funny. So far as I know it’s his only show in LA right now, so make this a priority. Unless you’re going to see......

Shitty Jobs, 9:30p UCB. Holy fuck you guys. Ben Schwartz and the Derrick guys, with Eric Appel and Sean Clements - and they’re doing improv about the shittiest jobs you’ve had. Easily the show of the week, right here.