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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week, both Mortified and Sit N' Spin are playing, while Rob Delaney invites the crowd to get inside his past with Naked & Bloody at the Comedy Central Stage. However, the crown jewel for this week has to be the Super Serious Show in Culver City, where Matt Braunger, Kumail Nanjiani and a slew of others are sure to set it off, Vivica A. Fox style.

If you've got a show you'd like to see here, go ahead and email me. Thanks!


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What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Steve Agee, Howard Kremer, Duncan Trussell and a bunch of others take to the weekly Tiger Lily stage for some great stand up.

Bruce, 10:30p Westside Comedy. Bruce is a long-running long-form improv comedy team out of Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica.


TNT Improv, 8p Hothouse Theatre. TNT exploded all over their last venue, so the Hothouse in North Hollywood has become the new de facto location for Tuesday night indie improv. Great teams performing include Awkward-prov, the most uncomfortably hilarious group of misfits to ever un-grace the stage.

Naked & Bloody, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Rob Delaney’s personal, touching, and funny one man show about his path from degenerate to comedian.


Mortified, 8p King King. The traveling storytelling show is back at King King.

Maude Night, 8p UCB. In-house sketch teams The Space Program and Up, Up, Up! feature all new material in back-to-back 30 minutes shows.


The Super Serious Show, 8p Smashbox Studios Culver City. Great stand up from Matt Braunger, Tom Segura, Kumail Nanjiani, Mike Phirman, and sketch comedy from the fantastic Sean & Dominic, all in a space you wouldn’t expect deep in Culver City.

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Sit N’ Spin, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Jill Soloway, Maggie Rowe, and producer Jaclyn Lafer all tackle storytelling. And for those longtime Sit N’ Spin fans, this is Lafer’s last show, so a roast will be afoot.


Don Glover, 8p Hollywood Improv. LAist has profiled Don Glover before (albeit for his rap persona, Childish Gambino), and with good reason. Don is one of the more creative comedians working these days, and he seems to excel at everything he does, stand up included.

Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. Sarah does stand up, and invites out her heavy-hitting comedy pals for some of the same.


Paul F. Tompkins Show, 8:30p Largo. Comedy’s best-dressed man does whatever he feels like. Luckily, that’s usually genius stand up.

This (Subprime) American Mike, 11:30p iO West. Haley Mancini, Chris Littler, and Mike Ludwig simultaneously spoof the NPR radio show This American Life and tackle the current recession in this great sketch comedy show.


Desk Piece Nation, 10p iO West. This month’s DPN features Doug Karo, Raj Desai, Todd Levin and a bunch of other late night writers putting on the show they wish they could air in their respective timeslots.

Shitty Jobs, 11p UCB. They’ve been killing it at the UCB cagematch, winning the past 14 weeks. And as that Wednesday night line gets longer and longer, rest assured you can still squeeze in for their weekly show to catch some great, physical improv.