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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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There's a lot to get out and do as the summah winds down this week, but don't sleep on a few of these fantastic shows. On the sketch front, Cream is doing a show at the Comedy Central Stage and The Birthday Boys are back up at UCB in their monthly slot. Louis CK is at the Improv in Hollywood Friday night, and there's a big benefit for Todd Glass going down Tuesday night at Largo. Great stuff all around.

As per usual, email me if you'd like to see a show get listed. Otherwise, get bent!*

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Hotel Comedy, 7:30p Hotel Cafe. Hotel Comedy is back, and with a great run of stand ups. Nicole Aimee, Matt Knudsen, Laurie Kilmartin, and the great Jordan Rubin, just to name a few.

Mystic Mondays, 10:30p Del Close Theatre @ iO West. The line-ups for this long form showcase show continue to get better and better. Tonight includes, but is not limited to, three-man juggernaut PALS.


Todd Glass Comedy Benefit, 8p Largo. Comedian Todd Glass suffered a heart attack at Largo a few months ago (don’t worry, he’s recovering nicely), but his bills have been piling up. That said, David Spade, Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla, Norm MacDonald and a bunch of others are headed to Largo to help him out. You should too.

Cream, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Cream is a great LA sketch comedy group, and they’re putting up their best for one night at the Comedy Central stage. Free!


A Kiss From Daddy / Birthday Boys, 8p UCB. Two of LA’s best sketch groups perform their own monthly 30 minute shows back to back at UCB.

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Razowsky & Clifford, 10p iO West. Great two-person long form improv from a couple of spectacular performers. Just the placement of a couple of chairs to start the show, then some mind-bending comedy.


Steve Trevino, 8p Irvine Improv. Steve Trevino drops in for a stand up set in Orange County.

David O’Doherty, 8p UCB. One man. A keyboard. Some serious fucking hilarious comedy jams.


The Write Club, 8p iO West. Great new material from a bunch of quality LA comedy writers.

Louis CK, 10p Hollywood Improv. The current king of stand up is at the Improv for two shows on Friday night.


Gabriel Iglesias, 7p Ontario Improv. Iglesias is in Ontario all weekend, on the off chance you can’t make this show. But come on, it’s Ontario. What else are you up to?

John Pinette, 9:30p Comedy & Magic Club. John is out in Hermosa all weekend, but I imagine he’ll be the most amped up for the Saturday late show. A hilarious man.


Broken Lizard, 7p Irvine Improv. The Broken Lizard guys are doing some great comedy all weekend down in Irvine.

Rocky Laporte, 7p Brea Improv. Rocky Laporte does stand up all weekend in Brea.