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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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The marathon: you're doing it wrong. Sort of. Photo via veggieannabanana on Flickr.

There's a bunch of great shows this week, but I've only got time to list one for each night. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?! As always, you can really be a part of something special at one of those Andy Dick Black Box shows at iO West, or feel like you're part of the 'in' crowd over at UCB. And Melrose is really stepping up their game this week, as The Improv Lab, The Improv itself, and the Bungalow Club are all hosting some great shows.


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Speakeasy, 8p Bungalow Club. Lizzy Cooperman, Chris Neff, Liz Steward and Bill Dwyer are all out on Melrose doing a free stand up show. Don’t act like you’re too good for great comedy for free on a Monday night.


Dirty Mouths, 8p Improv Comedy Lab. Some great stand ups are next door to The Improv on Melrose, saying what they want and not giving a good goddamn. Nadya Ginsburg, Ian Harvie, Selene Luna and Justin Martindale help to round the line up.


Rabbit Faced Story Soup, 8p Comedy Central Stage. This is a return trip for Laura Solon, who’s been taking this great character show to Edinburgh and London. Don’t miss this, unless you hate everything good.


The Paul F. Tompkins Show, 8:30p Largo. PFT is doing his monthly show, so expect a well dressed man with a pocket square and amazing material.


The Charlyne Yi Show, 8p UCB. The cuter-than-life Yi is raising some money this month for Haiti (trust me, it’s still a big deal) with one of her signature esoteric shows full of sweet chuckles, big laughs, and heart warming moments.


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Paul Rodriguez, 9p Brea Improv. Everyone knows and loves Paul, and this show should do well in Brea, so be sure to get your tickets early. He’s there all weekend, but you know you want to see the Saturday late show. It’ll give you time to recover.


Moon County, 8p iO West. This great sketch group has been cutting their teeth for more than a year at iO’s Sketch Cagematch, and are putting up some of their best stuff in one show.