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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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You don't have to be that guy to scrounge together a few bucks for comedy this week. In fact, a lot of these great shows are completely free! And as for shows like Dead Authors at UCB or the Stand Up for Pakistan show at the Laugh Factory, any money you are giving is for a supremely worthy cause. So don't be afraid to get out, get giggly, and get involved with the LA comedy scene.

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What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Gah! Janeane Garofalo, Scott Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Dwyer, Jon Daly, Dominic Dierkes, Matt Knudsen! More!

Doug Loves Movies / Benson Interruption, 9p Largo. It’s a double Doug Benson dose as he records an episode of his movies podcast and then proceeds to lambaste some great stand up guests.


Breaking the Rules, 8p iO West. Mort Burke and Jon Barinholtz are doing what it takes to bring you the comedy. No holds barred.

BlamBlamBlam, 9p R Bar. It’s probably the most un-secret password bar in Koreatown, but if you’re interested in seeing Eddie Pepitone, James Adomian, Duncan Trussell and others you’ll have to use the password - “sea monkey”.


Stand up for Pakistan, 8p Laugh Factory. Maz Jobrani, Tommy Davidson, Max Amini and a bunch of others get together to raise money for Pakistan flood relief.

Mortified, 8p King King. An absolute storytelling bonanza, this show is not one to be easily missed.


The Super Serious Show, 7p Smashbox Studios. This show is always bananas, but this one might be the tastiest of all: Dana Gould, Garfunkel & Oates, Arden Myrin, Andy Peters, The Walsh Brothers. Plus free beer?!

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This One Time, 9p Zephyr Theatre. Charlie Sanders and Margie Kment bring along Kumail Nanjiani and Brian Finkelstein to tell some amazing stories.


The Kind Strangers, 10p iO West. ‘Genreprov’ at it’s best. Some of iO’s best improvisers create a hospital drama, complete with weekly guest and all the handsome pitfalls of working under the stress of an ER.

Not Too Shabby, Midnight UCB. If you want to see some of UCB’s best, weirdest, funniest, craziest sketches - all you have to do is stay up until midnight. Trust: it’s worth it.


Horrible Movie Night, 8p The Complex. If you can believe it, this show just turned one! We at LAist love it, and you should too. If you’ve yet to experience the craziness, don’t miss this month’s uber-crap flick: Alien Warrior.

The Paul F. Tompkins Show, 8:30p Largo. PFT is one of the smartest, the funniest, and most well-dressed comedians in the game, so you can imagine he’ll have some great stuff to say and some even better guests to bring out.


Jay Mohr, 7p Brea Improv. Jay is out in Brea for this weekend only. Get at it.

ASSSSCAT, 7:30p UCB. You won’t get better improv pretty much anywhere, and for this one’s for free! Get there early.