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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week is a nice mix of old school and new school. Dasariski is up and running again after being bumped in favor or the LA Improv Comedy Festival, David Alan Grier is out on the West Coast again, and doing stand up down in Irvine. Meanwhile, Hot Pants, Cold Feet are doing their great sketch show at the Comedy Central Stage, What's Going On? with Mike Mitchell is at UCB, and everyone is coming together to party for Father's Day on Sunday.

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What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. The idea that, for whatever reason, you would call yourself a comedy fan but never go to Tiger Lily is beyond me. The lineups are always staggering. GET. INVOLVED.

Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. Doug Benson interrupts the stand up acts of some of your favorite comics in this well-received monthly show.


Wake Up Screaming, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Ben Seeder and Chris Lee are two desperate dudes, on stage at least. Their latest sketch comedy show should be full of neurotic, pathetic undertones. You know, the good stuff.

Jen Kirkman, 10p The Improv. Kirkman is a charming, smart, truly funny stand up comic. It’s a shame she’s not getting more than just this show at the Improv.


Hot Pants, Cold Feet, 8p Comedy Central Stage. The lovely Cassandra Smith joins Will Matthews for a night of using sketch comedy as a mechanism to absolutely tear apart the wedding planning game.

Really Late Morning Show, 10p M Bar. Everything you want in a morning show, except the time. This month’s show features Karissa Shannon (one of the Hef twins) and Nicole Anderson from Disney. Should make for a steamy cup of late night morning coffee.


All You Can Eat, 8p Acme. Vanessa Mizzone is ending her three week guest stint at Acme, so you know this sketch show should be an absolute blast.

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Dasariski, 10p iO West. One of LA’s best 3-man teams is back after the LA Improv Comedy Festival took things over. I’m sure the guys are sharp and ready to play. Don’t forget to stay around after to catch Fat Magic Bear at 11.


David Alan Grier, 10p Irvine Improv. DAG does the OC, after being in NYC most recently doing Broadway. A true ‘Welcome Back’ party is in order.

Completely Different Late Show, 10p Groundlings. A more-hit-than-miss sketch comedy show put on by the Groundlings hopefuls.


Festival Winners, 8p iO West. Starting at 8pm with the Audience Choice winners, Saturday features time slots given to all the sketch and improv winners from the past week’s LA Improv Comedy Festival.

What’s Going On, Midnight UCB. This amazing show features Mike Mitchell as the host of a late night talk show, except he doesn’t know the guests, bits, or even what’s on the cue cards. Truly brilliant, from beginning to end.


You Should Judge A Book By It’s Cover, 6p UCB. Fantastic NYC comic Patrick Borelli (the man behind the amazing Holy Headshot! book) is at UCB for one night, sharing his latest shenanigans - making fun of some of the absolute worst book covers you’ve ever seen. Ever.

Father’s Day Extravaganza, 7p Ice House. Butch Bradley, Al Madrigal, and Vic Dunlop head out to Pasadena to help you ease into this Father’s Day with some stand up.