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As always, there's some great stand up this week, but perhaps the most intriguing show has to be Vicarious. Sean Conroy and Bob Dassie, both comedy greats in their own right, combine forces for a sketch / improv show at the Comedy Central Stage that should blow off more than a few toupees. Otherwise, be sure to check out This is Our Chance at iO West, if you support Prop 19, brah.

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MONDAY 8/23

Patton Oswalt, 8p Irvine Improv. Patton is down in the OC, giving them the what-for.

Mapping the Heavens, 11p UCB. An eclectic mix of everything comedy, with your hosts Rob Delaney and Dave Holmes. This month’s guests: Mike Phirman, Matt Braunger, and Tig Notaro.

TUESDAY 8/24

Kanyepepper!, 8p Comedy Central. Slow Children Crossing sketch comedy group is back, doing fast-paced, slightly insane sketches for your enjoyment.

Alonzo Bodden, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Hardworking stand up Alonzo Bodden is out at the beach doing some undoubtedly hilarious material.

WEDNESDAY 8/25

The Frolic Show, 8p Canteen 2301. Another great week of stand up at Canteen 2301 downtown, with Ryan Stout, Mat Champagne, Hugh Moore and a bunch of others.

Vicarious, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Probably the best show of the week. Sean Conroy and Bob Dassie embark on a jealous neighbor sketch / improv show that is sure to be outrageous.

THURSDAY 8/26

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Bootyoke, 9:30p Comedy Store. Karaoke Killed the Cat is back with the most hilarious dance party at the Comedy Store you’re likely to see. Don’t underestimate how hilarious this shit is.

This is Our Chance, 10p iO West. A grip of LA comedians get together in support of the upcoming Prop 19 (legalization and taxation of marijuana), including Raj Desai, Sean Conroy, and Dave Holmes.

FRIDAY 8/27

Escape The Room, 8p UCB. Writers from The Simpsons do some live sketch / stand up, with a Q & A to follow.

Paul Rodriguez, 10p Irvine Improv. Rodriguez will be down in Irvine all weekend for some stand up.

SATURDAY 8/28

Adam Carolla, 8p Hollywood Improv. Carolla will be getting all curmudgeonly at the Hollywood Improv.

Book Club, 11p iO West. Every month, take a famous book and tear it apart with great comedy, live on stage. That’s about it.

SUNDAY 8/29

Crashbar Improv, 7p Impro Theatre. Crashbar is one of the better weekly improv showcase shows, with an great mix of indie improv teams and more established players from UCB, iO West, and elsewhere.

Bert Kriescher, 7p Brea Improv. Bert is the hard-partying stand up comic you wish you knew personally, so you could avoid his phone calls when he calls and tries to get you to drive to Vegas with him.