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Happy Hanukkah everyone! And Christmas is on its way, too! You're probably getting enough awkward laughter mileage out of your families this time of year, but if not, take a look below for some interesting tidbits that could keep you rolling through this most festive of weeks. And since things are slowing down for the holidays, be sure to let us know about your own shows in the comments section, or email Farley.

Enjoy the holidays.

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Monday 12/22

Joey Medina, 7:15p Laugh Factory. Joey hosts a night of Latino-inspired comedy.

A Christmas Story (21+ screening), 8p Arclight Holllywood. Enjoy the seasonal cinematic masterpiece the way it was meant to be enjoyed, with a beer, and a shitload of other people.

Tuesday 12/23

One Night Standable, 7:30p The Improv. LAist faves Natasha Leggero, Brody Stevens, and Jason Nash team up with others for some great stand up comedy.

Holiday Improv Smash Bash, 8p UCB. Long form improv based on the audience's harrowing stories of holiday horror.

New Jew Review, 10p The Improv. Considered the new punim of Jewish stand-up, this hit show makes its LA debut.

Wednesday 12/24

A Christmas Carol, 3p Kodak Theater. Not the ideal 'comedy' night, but try adding in Christopher Lloyd, Jane Seymour, John Goodman, and Gene Wilder. Starting to sound better, isn't it?

Thursday 12/25

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Gabriel Iglesias, 7p Ice House. Enjoy Christmas day festivities with one of the great lesser-known funny men currently in residency at the Ice House.

Good For the Jews, 8p Echoplex. Jewish musical comedy duo on Christmas day? Of course.

Friday 12/26

George Lopez, 8p Nokia Theatre. The lovable late night Latino holds it down as always. Remember when he beat up Carlos Mencia? Awesome.

1st Annual LA Awesome Family Talent Show, 10p UCB. Some twisted talents from the gang at UCB.

Saturday 12/27

313, 8p iO West. Familiar faces performing top-flight improv. 313 rarely disappoints.

Marc Maron: Scorching the Earth, 10p UCB. A special standup / one man storytelling engagement but longtime comic Marc Maron.

Sunday 12/28

Hypnotist Hour, 7p Ice House. Mark Sweet is a certified hypno-badass, and he'll let you know once and for all if it's 'real', when you're running around stage like a chicken with your pants off.

The Sunday Team, 7p Comedy Sportz. Professional improvisors bring the Comedy Sportz brand to the stage to round out your weekend.