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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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I'll be honest, it's a quiet week - what with the holidays and all. However, there's still some great shows to be had, so take all that extra 'there's-no-way-I'm-going-to-the-Grove' time and put it to good use. This is especially true at Largo, which is hosting two amazing charity-driven shows - check below for details. And, of course, if you're feeling hype-y, hit a guy up with a show you'd like to see make this VERY INFLUENTIAL list.

MONDAY 12/21

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Harold Night, 8p UCB. The Last Day of School guys are doing a Harold for a change, alongside Swanzey. Should be great.

Largo Comedy All Stars, 9p Largo. A charity show for St. Jude’s, this showcase show features some of the best from the past year. Aziz? PFT? Patton? Go find out.


This is Your Life: The Grinch, 8p UCB. The Grinch gets a cold hard look at reality, thanks to some amazing UCB performers.

Who’s Available?, 10p Westside Comedy. A comedy variety show of sorts, with a heavy bent towards sketch and characters.

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Brent Weinbach, 8p Improv. The absolutely insane Weinbach takes over the Improv to do characters, be crazy, and make you laugh in ways you didn’t know existed.

Tenacious D, 8:30p Largo. This charity show for the Pablove Foundation is already sold out, but there’s a chance you can sneak in day-of, especially considering it’s for a good cause. Without a doubt, worth the effort.


Go to bed early, Santa’s coming!

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FRIDAY 12/25

Comedy is closed for the holidays. No laughing allowed.


Picky Duck, 9p iO West. All I know is Laura Davis and Suzi Barrett are involved, which means I’ll be there, and you should too.

Doug Benson, 9p Irvine Improv. It seems like the podcast giants are making treks down to Irvine. There’s a 7p show here, and a Sunday show, but if you want real Benson be at this one.

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SUNDAY 12/27

Bert Kreischer, 7p Brea Improv. Bert is closing out a weekend of headlining out in Brea. You’d almost want to hate the man for his ridiculous stories, if they weren’t all true.

Jay Leno, 7p Comedy & Magic Club. See how Jay’s holiday went. Maybe he bought himself another car, you never know.