LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
Yoshi needs all the help he can get. Photo via Scani on LAist Flickr.
I'll say this, there was probably nothing funnier than last weekend's Red Bull Soapbox Derby. An afternoon spent watching people eat shit? It's like America's Funniest Home Videos on Ice. Or in this case, pavement. At any rate, this week has some pretty big standards to live up to, but I don't think you'll be hurting for great shows. DERRCK is at UCB on Saturday AND Sunday, Nealon / Leno / Davidson / Rajskub / Jeffries are all doing stand up, and the essay shows live on. Email THIS GUY if you're interested in getting some hype love for a show you know.
UPDATE: I almost forgot, tonight is Sentimental Lady's LAST HAROLD NIGHT SHOW at UCB. Ever. One of the longest running UCBTLA teams, their long form improv is simply second to none. They're getting their own show on Saturday nights,but no longer will they be doing the Harold! Tickets are sold out, but standby will be available starting at 7p. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO to make it to this 9:30 show, or it will literally be too late. Forever. Remember what happened to the dinosaurs? Yeah, like that.
Greg Proops Chat Show, 9p Largo. This is the CD release show, so I can imagine there’ll be a bevy of fun folks coming out.
Cagematch Omega, 9p iO West. L. Ron Jeremy (what a great Before & After, Wheel of Fortune fans) vanquished Slave Leia and is trying to hold onto their cagematch title.