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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Hey You Millionaires are in LA this week, at the Improv and iO West.

There's a ton out-of-town talent putting up stuff this week, from Jon Dore at Tiger Lily to Hey You Millionaires doing sketch comedy at The Improv. Plus it's St. Patty time, so The Irish Peddlers are on point at iO West. Also, the UCB March Madness tournament kicks into high gear, with the 24-team gauntlet at TNT on Tuesday night.

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The Smokes, 7p UCB. Great improv from great teachers and longtime UCB performers. They do different styles and alway play their hearts out.

What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar. This show got listed last week, but there’s just too much good comedy here again to not list it. Jon Dore, Andy Kindler, Brett Gelman, Kyle Kinane, and Natasha Leggero.


March Madness Tournament, 7p TNT. The Sierra Stage is getting taken over as 24 improv teams vie for one semi-finals slot in the UCB March Madness Tournament - all in one night. The teams can’t vote, so you have to! Pick a winner from this amazing line up, only to feel the wrath of 23 other teams.

National Sketch Championships, 8p Hollywood Improv. Any show that has sketch comedy titans Sidecar and Hey You Millionaires in it is worth the cost The Improv forces down your throat. Seriously.


Mortified, 8p King King. This great true stories reading series comes back into town, and you should be there.

The Irish Peddlers, 11p iO West. It’s your typical Irish night of revelry: heavy drinking, songs, fighting, drinking, dancing, drinking. You get the idea and you like the idea, so why not come?


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Sit n’ Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Eddie Pepitone will help to bring in spring with this monthly essay show.

So I’m F*n This Girl, Right?, 8:30p Improv Lab. Ever wanted to hear a nasty story from Sam Tripoli, Bobby Lee, or Joe Rogan about that one time they boned down? Here’s your chance.


Friday Forty, 10p iO West. Man, I love Friday 40. Get some comedy contestants on stage to answer current events questions, with a 40 in their hand. It’s a contest on so many levels, everyone wins.

Let’s Do This!, 11p UCB. Middleditch and Schwartz is all you need to hear to be at this show. Two man improv at its absolute best. Plus, a host of other great teams and two lovely leading ladies to take you through the whole night.


Jamie Kennedy, 9p Irvine Improv. Should be a great stand up show down in the OC, with longtime stand up and familiar face Jamie Kennedy taking the stage.

Jon Lajoie, 9p Ontario Improv. Head east to see one of the internet’s most popular (and funniest) sensations play some songs and do some stand up.


Brad Williams, 7p Ice House. Brad has been doing bits on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, and Mind of Mencia for years, and has been opening for Mencia on the road for a long time.

Whiskey Sour Radio Hour, 8p Largo. Ed Helms brings along his banjo and some friends to really get into that bluegrass comedy we’ve been missing.