LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
What a hipster mime. Photo of via trustcandy on LAist Flickr pool.
Largo is simply a juggernaut this week with comedy (not to mention their Chuck Pahlaniuk speaking engagement on Tuesday). They've got some of the best stand up you'll find this week, and that includes Comedy is Dead being back at Hollywood Forever. Let's keep it short & sweet this week: hit me up to get listed, and get out to see shows! UPDATE: That hipster mime (named Django) has a website!
O.C. Comedy Competition, 8p Irvine Improv. This OC-centric stand up competition should bring some great exposure to some very deserving folks who may be underserved down there in the red county of Orange.
Todd Barry & Friends, 9p Largo. Tom, Al Madrigal, and Tig Notaro drop by for some great stories and stand up at Largo.
TNT, 8p Sierra Stage. This improv showcase show runs all night and always brings the funnypain. This week features the debut of Mahogany, starring some serious improv badasses.
iO Harold Competition, 8p iO West. Local 132 v. Hot Toddy in the second round of the iO West Harold Competition. Awesome.
Playboy Comedy, 8p Brea Improv. A stand up showcase show out at Brea.
Garfunkel & Oates, 9p Largo. Can these lovely ladies fill out the bigger and more expensive Largo? I hope they do, they’re pure comedy magic.
Comedy Is Dead, 8p Hollywood Forever. Patton Oswalt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Greg Behrendt, Natasha Leggero and others take stand up to the grave and beyond.
Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. Sarah has Andy Kindler, Nick Kroll, and Aziz Ansari (working out stuff for his upcoming VMA hosting gig) in what should be an amazing evening.
Dead Authors, 7p UCB. Paul F. Tompkins always brings great guests with him when this show comes around. No official line up yet, but the shows benefits 826LA so that should be enough reason to go support.
Amy Schumer, 8p Hollywood Improv. Amy is a great up and coming stand up who’ll be out at the Hollywood Improv for one show only.
The Murrieta Gang, 8p bang Studio. An interesting concept show: a real family improvises on concepts that involve …wait for it… a real family. Maybe it’s too meta, or maybe it lets sassy kids talk shit to their parents on stage, who knows. Go find out.
Saturday!, Saturday!, 8p Sunset Gardner Stage. Robert Downey Jr., Jr. (the comedy group) hosts a night of sketch and improve at Sunset Gardner. This month has TAB, among others.
The Status Show, 6p UCB. Kyle Kinane, Eddie Pepitone and others share the true stories behind their most cryptic status updates.
WonderDudes / Moon County, 8p iO West. Two great sketch comedy teams collide in one hour of comedy at the iO Mainstage.