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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week has a bunch of good stand ups, including two special Bill Maher shows that are selling like things that sell well. Hotcakes? Not hardly. There's also a large amount of fantastic indie improv, be it at the iO West Loft, Room 101, Crashbar or out at Westside Comedy. Simply put, there's just no reason for you not to be pumped about this week in comedy.

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Bill Maher, 8p Irvine Improv. Head south to catch some stand up by the one and only. Tickets may even be sold out now, but it’s worth calling to see about some last minute deals.

Two For The Show, 10:30p iO West Loft. Around back of the mainstage is the iO Loft, where you can catch some great two-person improv for FREE.


The C-Word, 7p Comedy Store Belly Room. Deep inside the Comedy Store, Iliza Shlesinger and Jodi Miller bring up some great new comics.

BILL MAHER AGAIN!, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. This is for those of you who couldn’t get in at the Improv in Irvine. Now you’ve got no excuse to miss seeing the man himself.


Tokin’ Trash, 8p Comedy Central Stage. A panel of partakers talks about whatever comes to their smoke-addled minds.

Room 101, 9:30p The Complex (Flight Theater). A weekly indie improv showcase. This week features some great teams, including Boomtown.


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Crashbar Valentine’s Battle, 8p Tres Stage. Ten great improv teams compete for the love and affection of one showcase show. Pay particular attention to Moose Boots and Fiasco!

craigsLOST, 8p UCB. A Craigslist rideshare to Los Angeles brings four strangers together in ways they never imagined. Oh, and you know they get into some LOST shit.


U.S.S. Rock N Roll, 8p Westside Comedy. The iO house team and 2009 Harold Team of the Year are moving west for the night, and you should join them.

Harland Williams, 10:30p Ice House. The Dirty ‘Dena has Harland on tap all weekend, so why not head on out to laugh at all that weirdness.


Songs for Haiti, 8:30p Largo. The Haiti benefits are starting to wind down, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and check Paul F. Tompkins help host this great night of music and (at least some) comedy. After all, the man does a little singing himself.

Beer Shark Mice, 9p iO West. Do not sleep on one of the best improv shows in Los Angeles.


Improv Backspin, 9p Westside Comedy. Once you’re done with that fancy dinner in Santa Monica, roll over to Westside off the Promenade for three great improv teams.

Dirty Laundry, 9:30p UCB. This amazing story show is going ‘Bros Before Hos’ for Valentines Day, and you simply won’t be able to comprehend the horrifying stories that get told. With Brian Finkelstein and Charlie Sanders, among others.

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