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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
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Open Mic, 6p Ha Ha Cafe. Who knows, you might see someone you like.
ReGifted!, 11p UCB. Bring in your unwanted gifts and the stories behind them, and leave with some great improv. http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/987
USS Rock & Roll, 9p iO. Great Harold-style improv from some of the best at iO. http://west.ioimprov.com/io/teams/3
2008 IT SUCKED! Awards, 10p UCB. The year that sucked, shown only at UCB.
New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza!, 8p Laugh Factory. Natasha Leggero headlines a great night of stand up comedy to bring in 2009.
New Years Eve Bash, 10p Comedy Store. Bobby Lee headlines this stand up bash to ring in the new year.
Piñata, 8p Bang Improv. Confessional essays that keep you laughing and squirming at the same time.
Daddy's Dyin', 8p Theater/Theater. A play about an African-American family trying to locate their father's will as he passes away. Sounds hilarious to me.
Billy The Mime, 8p UCB. That one mime from The Aristocrats performs at UCB. Should be outrageous.
Ester Goldberg, 9p Comedy Store. An outlandish variety show with a 9-piece band and vaudeville-style wackiness.
Point Break LIVE!, 8p The Dragonfly. Possibly the greatest improvised / scripted / stage / insanity show in the world.
2001 Improv Comedy Odyssey, 9p LA Connection. Some of the valley's better improv.
Rebels of Comedy, 7p The Improv. A rotating line-up of comics run through this twice-monthly show.
Viral Video Night, 11p iO. Submitted viral vids, sketches, anything worth seeing online are shown for your amusement. Absolutely FREE.
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Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
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