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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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So, Cinematic Titanic comes to Largo, and I can't believe you're reading this. You should be standing in line, peeing your pants because the ORIGINAL CAST of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (MST3K) is making fun of some of the worst movies of all time. Pencil me in for Tuesday's show. In other news, some big names with recent Comedy Central stand up specials under their belts (Jo Koy, Greg Giraldo) are offering their comedic services in the greater Los Angeles area, while right here in town Rooftop Standup offers the best backdrop in all of comedy and Lenny Bruce lovers have a chance to give to a good cause AND walk away with some of his stuff. Amazing.

Let me know if you've got a show to promote, and I will absolutely do my best.

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MONDAY 10/26

Cinematic Titanic: Danger on Tiki Island, 7:30p Largo. This is the live version of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Seriously. All the same people. Miss this show at your own peril (or go to any of the ones they’ll be doing this week).

Girls I’ve Like Liked, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Josh Halloway shares his photos, yearbooks, and embarrassment as he let’s us know just how far he’s been willing to go to fall in love.


Rooftop Standup Comedy, 7p LoftSEVEN. The quirkiest (and best looking) stand up show in Los Angeles takes place on an amazing rooftop downtown. Simply not too be missed.

Andy Kindler, 7:30p Largo. The great Andy Kindler opens up for the night’s installment of Cinematic Titanic: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. And you can bet he’s got a real chance to steal the show.

Comedy Girlfriends, 9p 3Clubs. A few lovely ladies (Harriet Rose, Cynthia Levin, Roz Browne, Roxy) rocking the stand up at this no-cover, no-drink-minimum show.


Friends of Lenny Bruce, 10p Laugh Factory. Richard Lewis, Paul Provenza, Paul Mooney and others step out to raise money for Lenny’s House, a great women’s recovery house. Also, head over for an auction of rare Lenny Bruce stuff. AWESOME!

Dan Levy, 10p Hollywood Improv. Dan (LAist interview here) takes stages with a slew of other funny folks for yet another ComedyJuice show.

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Greg Giraldo, 8p Irvine Improv. Giraldo is out promoting his new Comedy Central special Midlife Vices, so expect a slew of new material. Unless you’ve seen Midlife Vices.

The Subject, 9p iO West. This insane new form makes its West Coast premiere at iO West. It's an improvised show from the perspective of one of the members on stage. Heady, really intriguing stuff.

FRIDAY 10/30

Past Her Prime, 8p iO West. The last showing of this Justine Barron show at iO West after its long and successful run. Catch it while you can.

Let’s Do This!, 11p UCB. This great weekly show rounds out the month with a bang, as Boomtown and Four Wolf Moon (Ben Schwartz, OMGZZ!!!) perform alongside Waiting For Marriage in this improv showcase show.


John Heffron, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Last Comic Standing winner Heffron has been on an absolute tear since his season 2 win, grabbing national stage time via Comedy Central and putting out three comedy CDs.

Brett Ernst, 10p Ice House. Coming off of a TV pilot and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, Ernst is in a good position to kill audiences during his stay at the Ice House.


Jo Koy, 9p Brea Improv. LAist was impressed by Koy’s latest Comedy Central special, so if that means anything to you then by all means, go let yourself be impressed as well.

Shitty Jobs, 11p UCB. It’s official, Charlie Sanders is now a part of the Shitty Jobs improv dream team. Come see just how worth it this awful time slot is.