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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Yet another week has come and gone. Luckily, this week offers an amazing array of comedy the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a while. Patton Oswalt is at Largo, the Comedy Store hosts Bootyoke, the best karaoke thigh-showing dance party jam in the game. There's also sketch comedy galore and enough other stand ups to keep you laughing. Seriously, go check out some comedy. You could use it. You don't look so good. But if you want to hype a show or find out some super secret show stuffs, email Farley here. That's a good look for anyone.


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The Smokes, 7p UCB. Check back in with these longtime UCB improvisers and they do shit you literally won’t see anywhere else.

Victor’s Secret, 8p iO West. Two person improv based on the secrets of a special guest. Sounds fab.


Elite Delta Force 3, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The sketch girls are back, after their 2009 LA Improv Comedy Festival Audience Award, so you know they’re good.

Top Secret Comedy, 10p Improv. This awesome stand up show has a great line up this week: BJ Novak, Mark Curry, Dan Levy and others!


Will That Be All, 8p UCB. NYC performer Lindy Gomez brings us her one-woman show about the invisible folks around us all. This show runs alongside the fantastic Apple Sisters.

Room 101, 8p Elephant Theatre. This great new under-the-radar showcase show is featuring some great improv teams this week (Lawrence of Arkansas, Boomtown, etc.). Show runs until about 10p and is totes FREE with some beer available for donation.


Jon Lovitz, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Jon is still out there doing his thing (has anyone been to his comedy club?). It should be a nice night to get out and see a familiar funny face.

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Greg Proops Chat Show, 9p Largo. Greg does his monthly Largo show, and this month has Nellie McKay and Craig Ferguson. I hope you like people in suits!

FRIDAY 11/13

All About Walken, 8:30p Improv Lab. It’s a show that is literally all about Christopher Walken, perhaps the most impressioned man since...Johnny Carson?

Karaoke Killed the Cat, 10p Comedy Store. This is not just karaoke, it’s BOOTYOKE, the great NY show that has transplanted to the Left Coast. We’re talking short shorts, ridiculous outfits, and a discount if you show some upper thigh. Seriously.


Patton Oswalt, 9p Largo. Man, if Patton isn’t the funniest working stand up in the game right now, I’d be hard pressed to say who is. Well, Louis C.K. probably. But you just can’t deny that Patton is absolute comedy fire.

PianoFight: The S.H.I.T. Show, 9:30p Acme. As a part of the ongoing LA Comedy Festival, these San Francisco sketch legends are at Acme bringing the pain with their amazing S.H.I.T. Show.

SUNDAY 11/15

Growing Up with Uncle Miltie, 7p Improv Lab. Patt Benson knew Milton Berle well, and this is the story of that hilarious and tender 40 year friendship.

Ben Bailey, 7p Irvine Improv. Sure, he’s the Cash Cab guy, but he’s also a stand up comic worth considering on a Sunday night.

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