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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Guys, I'm not joking around when I say this may be the best week of comedy we've had so far this year. Carol Burnett and Tim Conway are at Writer's Bloc, the Sarah Silverman cast is at Largo, the writers of Conan O'Brien are all doing stand up, Jon Dore is doing a show, Tang is at iO West, UCB has The Apple Sisters (twice!) and of course Tremendosaur is bringing their amazing sketch comedy out to Comedy Central Stage - for free!

We've all had excuses to not get out and see comedy before, but this week is just too full of great comedy to miss. And if you know of any more amazing shows, hit me up.

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Kanyepepper!, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Slow Children Crossing sketch comedy puts up their goods for free on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Armando Night, 9p iO West. Julie Brister is telling wonderful stories that inspire improv scenes over at iO West.


Writer’s Bloc: Carol Burnett & Tim Conway, 7:30p Saban Theater. Two comedy legends get together on stage to talk about her new book and reminisce. Probably the coolest thing you could go see all week.

Tremendosaur, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Tremendosaur is one of LA’s most beloved sketch comedy groups, and they’ve been working hard to put up a whole bunch of new sketches that are practically guaranteed to kill.


Past Her Prime, 6:30p UCB. This great sketch show by Justine Barron is going up at UCB for one show (so far). Go give it some love.

Conan O’Brien’s Writers Room, 8p Hollywood Improv. The writers for Team Coco have all been crafting their stand up routines in the intervening months, and they’re ready to show off their considerable skills.


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Mash Up, 8:30p Hollywood Musicbox. A great Comedy Central TV stand up taping, this set features the hilarious Matt Braunger, T.J. Miller, Hannibal Buress, and Kumail Nanjiani. Oh, and it’s effing FREE, for all my pimps-on-a-budget!

4 Stories & A Cover, 9:30p UCB. Andy Daly, Matt Price, and Greg Behrendt are all taking part in this great storytelling show,with a little bit of music thrown in to boot.


Tig Has Friends, 8:30p Largo. The cast of the Sarah Silverman program steps out to Largo on La Cienega for some stand up.

Sam Tripoli, 9p Downtown Comedy Club. Sam is a longtime LA stand up comic who is taking his comedy stylings to the woefully under-served downtown area.


Jon Dore, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. Canadian comedian Jon Dore drops in for a single show that should be required viewing for anyone interested in funny, off-beat, nice-guy humor.

Tang, 10p iO West. These lovely award-winning sketch comedy ladies are back doing a full show for your giggling pleasure.

Quick & Dirty Musicals, 10p UCB. A phenomenal line up of musical comedians, including John Ross Bowie, The Apple Sisters, and Chris Farah.


Harland Williams, 7p Brea Improv. Go out and get weird with Harland Williams in Brea.

Bobby Slayton, 7p Ontario Improv. Bobby is a gravely, energetic comic with a voice and stage presence all his own.