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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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The Hollywood Improv isn't going to have trouble pulling in spectators and celebrities alike, as David Spade and Jim Breuer all drop in for sets throughout the week. Over at UCB, two epic shows (Prison Freaks and The S.W.A.) are taking place, ensuring grumbling diners at Birds and happy fans waiting in line.

As always, feel free to email me if you've got a show you'd like to see promoted on this list. Otherwise, enjoy your week after Mother's Day, when you've (hopefully) escaped the harsh judgements about your greeting card choices for another year.


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Doug Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. Benson loves making life hell for the astounding stand up comics who do his show. And man is it funny.

Mystic Mondays, 10:30p iO West. Yet another great improv showcase show, this week Mystic plays host to D’Artagnan, Gielglud, and Shivers. Should be a great show.


Jim Breuer, 8p Hollywood Improv. Jim drops in for a single set at the famous Hollywood Improv on Melrose.

Nerdist Podcast taping, 8:30p Largo. Chris ‘Nerdist’ Hardwick is letting Tom Lennon, Mike Phirman (who he does Hard N' Phirm with) and a host of others take over Largo, all in the name of a podcast.


No War, No God, No Nickelback, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Jamie Kilstein is up to absolutely no good over at the CC Stage. And don’t forget, these shows are free!

Bandit v. Suckerbet, 8p iO West. The Harold Competition at iO moves closer to completion, with Bandit taking on Suckerbet. Your vote counts!


Prison Freaks: A Talent Show, 8p UCB. Shannon O’Neill is an amazing New York performer who is taking her solo character show for a stop at UCB LA. This should be an absolute must for you.

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Sit N Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. There’s a reason this storytelling show is featured every month at the heavily-booked Comedy Central Stage: it’s amazing.


Jive Joint, 8p Labcabin. If you’re interested in a bit of it all - music, stand up, improv, maybe even some mime - then the monthly Jive Joint is absolutely for you.

Maz Jobrani, 10p Brea Improv. Maz is out in Brea all weekend, telling better jokes than you. That’s for sure.


Horrible Movie Night, 8p The Complex. HMN is back and meatier than ever, with The Meateater clogging up your appetite for barely-approachable cinema. Feel free to start writing your ‘sausage’ jokes now.

David Spade, 8p Hollywood Improv. The Improv is bringing the names this week, and Spade is no exception. Expect more than a few of his comedy buddies to drop by as well.


The S.W.A., 6p UCB. GAH! Sean Conroy, Billy Merritt, and Andy Daly of famous improv team The Swarm are doing a three-man show at UCB. This show is magic.

The Lost Tomb of King Sunday, 7:30p Groundlings. Why not treat yourself to some giggles with the Groundling’s Sunday Company sketch show?

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