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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Well isn't that just the WORST. Photo courtesy dugm2 via Flickr.

Quiet week on the comedy front, with a few notable exceptions like Cagematch, Dragon Boy Suede, and Barats & Bereta. Get AT ME if you wanna.

MONDAY 8/31

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Ultimate X-Ecution, 8p iO West. This long-running competition is winding down. See who’s left and cast your vote for a winner.

Faculty Show, 10p Westside Comedy. Come watch all the WC teachers get up and put their funny where their mouth is for a change. Followed by a jam.

TUESDAY 9/1

Tuesday Night Thunder, 8p Sierra Stage. The guys who run this free (but donation-heavy) show are true comedy fans who just want to promote improv in LA. Kickass.

Valley Nights, 10p Hollywood Improv. Stand up featuring Dragon Boy Suede and Steve Byrne.

WEDNESDAY 9/2

Playboy Comedy, 8p Irvine Improv. Stand up and Playboy bunnies. What else is there?

UCB Cagematch, 11p UCB. Benderdangle is 6-0, but now they go up against the formidable house team The Smokes. Should be awesome.

THURSDAY 9/3

Anjelah Johnson, 8:30p Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. Former Mad TV performer and Raiderette, Johnson has started doing stand up regularly. Interesting.

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Good Neighbor / Barats & Bereta, 8p UCB. Two great online sketch groups take their shit to the stage, and everyone wins. This shit should be at least as good as A Kiss From Daddy / Birthday Boys.

FRIDAY 9/4

Friday Write Club, 8p iO West. The monthly iO sketch show.

Viva Luis, 10:30p National Comedy Theater. A benefit show for Luis Cortes, with guests featuring Tom Clark, Ninja Vanish, and the Wunna Weeks crew.

SATURDAY 9/5

Alex Reywundo, 8p Ice House. You’ll know him from the Original Latin Kings of Comedy, if you’ve every seen it. If not, I can’t help you.

Lounge Act, 11:30p Hollywood Improv. A laid back stand up show for anyone not looking to heckle or have a prop comic throw something at them.

SUNDAY 9/6

Josh Blue, 7p Irvine Improv. You probably remember his as the Last Comic Standing winner with Cerebral Palsy.

MMA Celeb Roast, 9p Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. No word on who, if anyone, from the MMA world will actually be there. Also, how scary to roast a professional fighter to their face?