LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
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The Ice House is hosting the finals of Uncle Clyde's stand up competition, UCB's Let's Do This! has March Madness winner Small Town Sheriff and UCBTNY performer Chris Gethard doing his one man show on Thursday, while The Moth meets up in Mid-City and TigerLily keeps the comedy coming in Hollywood. No matter where you turn or what night you're interested, great comedy is to be had around town for a few bucks or less.
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The Nerdist, 8:30p Largo. Original Nerdist Chris Hardwick headlines Largo with Adam Savage and some other comedy good guys.
What’s Up, TigerLily?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Brody Stevens, Jen Kirkman, Greg Proops, Eddie Pepitone, Jimmy Dore..How many more names do you need on one bill?
The Moth, 7:30p Busby’s East. This fantastic storytelling show takes over Busby’s in Mid-City for the night.
CDR Sketch, 11p UCB. More ‘hit’ than ‘miss’ sketches, all put up under the great Comedy Death Ray banner. This week includes Brent Weinbach, Good Neighbor, and NYC’s own amazing Chris Gethard.
Evan & Gareth’s New Years Extravaganza, 8p Comedy Central Stage. These guys couldn’t do their New Years Eve sketch show... you know... around New Years. So they’re doing it now. Hilarious.
Uncle Clyde’s Cup, 8p Ice House. The culmination in an ongoing stand up competition, you can help determine the winner of Uncle Clyde’s Cup. Who knows, maybe they’ll buy you a drink with their $500 in winnings if you vote for them.
Laugh-In Reunion / Benefit Show, 7:30p Comedy Store. Lily Tomlin is getting some recognition from the comedy crowd (both young and old - including Rainn Wilson) in this animal-friendly gala event.
Sit N’ Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Another free essay show, this time with Kathy Najimi, Eric Pierson, and some other great reader/writer/performers.
Soundtrack, 9:30p UCB. Bring your iPods, CDs, whatever, and become the impetus to the fully improvised show before you. Keep the weird stuff on there, too. They’ll find it.
Darrell Hammond, 10p Irvine Improv. Hammond is here for two shows Friday and one show Saturday, so there’s no excuse not to check him out at some point.
TuskegeeXperiment, 11p iO West. This great long-form improv team plays fast, plays hard, and -most importantly- plays funny.
Rowdy Roddy Piper & Friends, 11:30p Improv. Roddy Piper brings more than just fake pain to his opponents these days. He also brings stand up to the Hollywood Improv.
John Pinette, 7p Ice House. Pinette moves east from last week’s stint at the Comedy & Magic Club, but only for one show. Don’t miss it.
Tremendosaur, 8p iO West. These two sketch comedy guys have been taking over a stage / computer screen near you lately, so I highly suggest locking up your giggles or they’ll all get stolen at this show.