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Arts and Entertainment

LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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You know it's going to be a good week for comedy when Bob Dassie is running all over town, doing shows left and right. And you know it's going to be a GREAT week for comedy when comedy heartthrob Alison Becker hits up the MBar to put up a free show with donations going to the SPCA of LA. Plus Patton's at Largo, Rant & Rave is back, and Boardwalk Empire already premiered so your week is free as a bird.*


Hit up ya man if you want to get listed here. Or let yourself languish in relative obscurity. IT'S UP TO YOU!

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Rant & Rave, 8p Theater Theater. LAist loves Rant & Rave, and if you’ve never been before this month should be as big as ever. Great LA writers and storytellers come together to discuss the theme ‘Education’.

The Jerks, 10p iO West. Better than The Douchebags but worse than The Go F*ckyourselves, The Jerks exist in a middle ground of fast-paced, organic improv.


Tales From the Road, 8:30 Improv Lab. Great stories from Jim Jeffries, Bert Kreischer, Ari Shaffir and others about the crazy life of a stand up on the road.

The Walsh Brothers, 11p UCB. After spending a good amount of their time across town at the Improv Lav, the hilarious Walsh Brothers are putting together an eclectic mix of stand up, sketch, and character comedy at UCB.


Garfunkle & Oates, 8:30p Largo. The lovely lady duo is taking their talents to South Beach. Er… Largo. (psss - check the LAist interview before they got ‘big’ here).

Minnesota Muslim, 9p Zephyr Theatre. This absolutely phenomenal one man show by Charlie Sanders is going up for two weeks at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose, so don’t sleep on it while it’s still around.


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Vicarious, 8p UCB. Sean Conroy and Bob Dassie are back in their two man sketch show about what it means to really have it all. Considering it’s paired with Billy Merritt’s EX Games show, this should be a good time.

Dasariski, 10p iO West. Why not double up on some Dassie with a double-dose of the man who puts the Das in one of the best improv teams in town.


Jo Koy, 8:30p Icehouse. As the Icehouse begins to gear up for their anniversary party, Jo Koy sets up shop all weekend for a slew of shows.

Rex Navaratte, 10:30p Ontario Improv. Rex is in Ontario for a loooong weekend.


Patton Oswalt, 8:30p Largo. While Louis CK is absolutely tearing down the comedy world this year, Patton Oswalt is certainly in the discussion for best current stand up in America. So hilarious, and so only at Largo for one night. So you should go.

Sklar Brothers, 9:30p Hollywood Improv. Those great Sklars are doing two shows on Saturday down at the Hollywood Improv.


Aries Spears, 7p Brea Improv. The former MadTV funnyman is down in Brea all weekend.

INDIGLO, 9p Mbar. Jill Donnelly, Sean Conroy and others take the stage alongside Alison Becker and Judith Benezra, with donations from this free show going to help the SPCA of LA. Meow, indeed.