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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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There's plenty of great comedy to get out and see this week, especially at Largo. They've got The Mighty Boosh's Rich Fulcher and Paul F. Tompkins on back to back nights. Otherwise, there are a few benefit shows (which always get love here), the iO West Harold Competition winds down, and the big MaxFunDrive bash at Meltdown Comics (which is secretly killing comedy lately), running from 4pm to midnight on Friday.

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Special Benson Interruption, 8p Silent Movie Theater. Doug Benson takes on the 3rd Friday the 13th as part of the Comedy Death Ray movie series at the Silent Movie Theater.

Armando Show, 9p iO West. Drew Carey tells stories that inspire long-form improv Armandos with iO’s best.


iO Harold Competition, 8p iO West. Then there were four. Local 132 v. King Ten tonight, with the winner going on to the finals!

CDR Sketch, 11p UCB. Another great CDR show this week, with David Koechner, The Birthday Boys, and a grip of other great sketch folks doing it up at UCB.


Charlotte & Ann..., 8p Comedy Central Stage. A sketch show about two girls who stumble upon the dual banes of their collegiate existences.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit, 8p Irvine Improv. Maz Jobrani headlines this stand up show for a great cause.


Naked & Bloody, 8p UCB. Rob Delaney is a great stand up, but this one man show tackles the more life-changing moments of his adult life - in hilarious fashion. Appearing with Evan & Gareth: Memories.

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Stories of Obsession, 10p Unknown Theater. A storytelling show all about, you guessed it, obsession. Jimmy Pardo, Maria Bamford, Eddie Peppitone are all slated to tell stories. Some proceeds go to the Red Cross, too!


MaxFunDrive 2010 Finale, 4pm Meltdown Comics. An 8-hour barn-burner to close out Maximum Fun (the Jordan, Jesse, Go! and Sound of Young America podcasts anyone?)’s donation drive. Guests include: Jimmy Pardo, the Sklar Brothers, Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel, Jimmy Dore, Scott Aukerman, and the Superego guys.

Rich Fulcher, 8p Largo. The Might Boosh star Fulcher is in LA doing a compilation show with his famous friends to hype his book Tiny Acts of Rebellion. If you know Fulcher, this should be wonderful.


Pop & Politics, 8p UCB. Hilarious comic Jimmy Dore invites some of his stand up buddies down to UCB to make fun of the month that was in all things pop and politics. This month has Eddie Peppitone, Seth Morris, Paul Gilmartin and others poking fun at the video clips Dore's compiled.

Paul F. Tompkins Show, 8:30p Largo. PFT has been working on new material, so expect a heavy dose of his set, alongside some always-great guests.

Jon Reep, 9p Brea Improv. You know him as the ‘Hemi’ guy, but Reep’s had his own Comedy Central special and been doing stand up for years now.


Dom Irrera, 9p Ice House. Dom hasn’t been around much lately, so it’s good to see him get out to Pasadena for two sets (early set is 7p).

Jo Koy, 9:30p Ontario Improv. He’s here all weekend, so maybe the last of the run isn’t the best bet. Then again, what’s he got to lose at 9:30 on a Sunday in Ontario?

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