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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Man, is it shaping up to be quite a summah or what? The comedy shows aren’t slowing down one bit (we’ve got even more great stuff coming up next week), and the weather is finally starting to cooperate. Since there’s so much to do, you should be fully prepped on the upcoming week of comedy, and plan your time accordingly. None of this ‘didn’t hear about it in time’ BS. It’s summah time, get out there!

If you know people are missing out on great summah activities and you’d like to share, go ahead and email me here so I can spread the word. Blam!


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Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. Benson keeps doing what he does best: interrupting your favorite comedians to interject his own hilarity.

Mystic Mondays, 10:30p Del Close Theater @ iO West. They changed the theater name from the Andy Dick Black Box to the Del Close Theater (I wonder what the guru himself would think of the space), but don’t let that confusion stop you from showing up for a showcase show of improv team talent.


Ontario Police Widows Fund Show, 8p Ontario Improv. A great show, featuring Steve Trevino, to benefit the orphans and widows of those fine service men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Gypsy Lou, 11p iO West. These guys have been playing together for a while now, and their Harolds are among the best.


The Frolic Show, 8p Canteen 2301. Brian Scolaro, Dan Mintz, Erik Charles Nielson, Rob Delaney and others take on stand up downtown. This one might be worth the drive.

Really Late Morning Show, 10p MBar. This month’s RLMS is ‘the sitcom show’ and features Ellie Kemper from The Office and Patrick Fabian.


NY Smiths, 8p UCB. Harvard Sailing Team sketch comedy members Rebecca and Chris Smith are the NY Smiths, and they’ve got some seriously funny sketches to show you in their 30 minute UCB show.

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Tournament of Nerds, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Hal Rudnick and Justin Donaldson convene at the Comedy Central Stage to determine once and for all, who the biggest nerd is. Turns out: it’s both of them.


W. Kamau Bell Curve, 8p UCB. The great W. Kamau Bell puts up a stand up / sketch show for one night only at UCB. Should be a great night from one of the better up-and-comers.

JB Smoove, 8p Hollywood Improv. JB! At the Hollywood Improv! Gah!


Point Break Live, 8p Dragonfly. Just in case you’ve never been, this show is absolute madness. Do yourself a favor.

Steve Byrne, 9p Irvine Improv. Stand up down in the OC.


John Fox, 7p Ice House. The legendary John Fox is out in Pasadena, telling the most f’ed up stories and jokes you’re likely to hear. Not for the faint of heart, mind, or soul.

Chris Titus, 7p Ontario Improv. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny the longevity of Chris Titus and his brand of stand up.