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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Of all weeks, this one can be a tough one to get out and see shows. There are *ahem* important issues at hand over the weekend, and lots of kids are getting back into the swing of school and all that jazz. Luckily, there's so many good shows happening all around down you don't need much more motivation to get out and experience some laughter. Jeff Garlin, Kevin Smith, Marc Maron, David Alan Grier, Joe Rogan and a grip of other folks are out getting out to bring you the laughs, so why not complete the circle of life and actually show up.

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A Girl’s Best Friend, 9p iO West. Courtney Pape is sick of being the best friend of the girl that everyone loves, and it’s dam well time she did something about it.

Mystic Mondays, 10:30p Del Close Theater @ iO West. Once again, Mystic has put up some big improv teams, including Three Bear Night and Holiday Inn Express, with stand up by Joe Wengert to boot.


Jim Short, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. It’s only one night, but Jim Short is out at the coast doing some pretty great stand up.

Holy Fuck, 9p Downtown Independent. A f*cking awesome (and free) stand up show at the Downtown Independent. This go-round has Natasha Leggero, James Adomian, Emily Maya Mills, Dave Ross and a sh*tload of other great folks.


Frolic Show, 8p Barbarella Bar. Iliza Shlesinger, Brody Stevens, Tom Clark, and a bunch of other great stand ups are at the ground zero of hipsterville: Hyperion in Silver Lake.

Comedy Juice, 10p Hollywood Improv. Comedy Juice always pulls together a good line up, and this week should be no exception. Early confirmations include Adam Ray and Eliot Chang.


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Breaking Even Tour, 8p Meltdown Comics. James Adomian’s tour rolls around in LA for hot minute, with Eddie Pepiton, Josh Fadem, Drew Droege, and Fortune Feimster at the hip.

Jeff Garlin’s Combo Platter, 9:30p UCB. Garlin is back all this month, and is sure to have some great guests and even better stories.


Chickspeare, 8p ComedySportz. Despite their potential closure, ComedySportz forges again with an all-female improvised Shakespeare show, performed outside no less.

Orpheus Roy, 11p iO West. The Orpheus Roy crew rolls hard; they’ve been crushing Thursday night cagematches at iO since forever, and they’re peppered with more hot folks than the background of a Entourage shoot. Damn.


David Alan Grier, 7p Brea Improv. DAG has been making the stand up rounds lately, and you can be sure his set is well oiled by now.

Joe Rogan, 9p Ice House. If you didn’t think Joe Rogan was weirdly political already, might we suggest watching him do stand up on September 11th...


This Feels Terrible: The Love Show, 9:30p UCB. A host of great comedy folks get up and talk about their terrible experiences with love, with Marc Maron leading the charge. Hilarious and endearing, all at once!