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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week there's some really great free shows going down at 8p at the Comedy Central stage, so you've really got no excuse to not get out there. Around town, you can also shake off the candy withdrawals and expensive bar tab by keeping it cheap at the usual haunts: UCB, iO West, Westside Comedy. If you've got a little more coin in your pocket, there's a couple of great shows going down at Largo - particularly The League fellas on Wednesday. If you think I missed something or want to let me know about something you're going to see, email Farley here. Happy November everyone.


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Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Andy Kindler, BIll Dwyer and a slew of other great stand ups take on this weekly show now entering it’s third year. LAist recently reviewed the show here.

Margaret Cho, 9p Largo. A special edition of the Margaret Cho Largo show in the little room, alongside the Sara Benincasa one-woman comedy show ‘Agorafabulos’. What a double billing.


Tang, 8p Comedy Central Stage. These amazing, award-winning female sketch performers are bringing their absolutely phenomenal Nerd show to the CC Stage to prep for their upcoming Toronto Sketchfest trip. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW.

Mark Curry, 9p Comedy Store. You know Mark Curry, so I won’t bother you with Mr. Cooper references. Just know he’s hosting the Showtime on Sunset show this week, and you should be there.


Past Her Prime / Jason Nash, 6:30p UCB. The great Past Her Prime show is heading over to UCB to try to get another run set up. Meanwhile, LAist favorite Jason Nash shows off his one man skills with In The Land of Tall Buildings and Red Fire Engines.

Dirty Laundry, 8p Comedy Central Stage. This Molly Prather and Jim Woods show lets special guests and one audience member get up on stage to air out the best of their worst personal tales.

The League, 9p Largo. This new FX show has some seriously funny folks attached to it, and they’ll be at Largo. Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll with great comedy songs by Jon Lajoie.


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Comedy is Dead, 9p Hollywood Forever. The monthly comedy show is back and better than ever, with a slew of great comics (Laura SIlverman, Jimmy Dore, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero, etc.) to keep you entertained.

Summer Camp, 9p Westside Comedy. The Summer Camp boys are out on the Westside doing great long form improv.


Steve White / Bob Zany, 8:30p Ice House. These guys are co-headlining tonight, with West Covina native and Bob & Tom ‘Zany Report’ comic Bob Zany expected to insult people and generally be outstanding. Can’t wait.

Friday Forty, 10p iO West. It’s a drinking sort of quiz game sort of interview show sort of awesomeness. Oh, and there’s drinking. At least 40 oz. worth.


Aaron Karo, 9:30p Hollywood Improv. Great comedy from one of the brightest ‘been-around-but-you-might-not-know-him’ stand ups in the game. And best of all, he’s taping a new CD/DVD during the show. Come be a part of digital history with either the 9:30 or earlier 7:30 show.

The Lampshades, 10p iO West. This great lounge act duo (starring Kate Flannery of The Office fame alongside Scot Robinson) is bizarre and hilarious. Sometimes one more than the other, but always some of both.


Combo Platter, 6p UCB. It’s a dollar (seriously) to get in, and it’s hosted by Jeff Garlin (seriously). Last week Bob Saget was there (you get the drill).

Mitch Fatel, 7p Irvine Improv. Mitch is really starting to get some stand up traction, so it’s nice to see him round out a weekend of headlining down in the OC.

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