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Arts and Entertainment

LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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What a week for comedy we can all expect this week. iO West is finishing up their Bobby Hot Stuff Slacker tournament, Patton Oswalt is down in the OC, Pasadena's Ice House prepares itself for a celebration 50 years in the making, and the Air Conditioned Supper Club makes a push for comedy west of the 405. Don't be a horrible person - support comedy. You grump.

Turn that frown upside down by emailing me with some show recommendations. I'd love to hear 'em!


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The Moth, 7p Air Conditioned Supper Club. The Moth (review here) is back on the westside to talk about Movies. Put your name in the hat to get a chance at storytelling.

Business Drinks, 10p iO West. Cherry Crush cagematch champs Business Drinks asks for a big-time regret from an audience member, and then jams on the improv gas pedal.


Patton Oswalt, 8p Irvine Improv. This is his second of two shows (the first being Monday), so don’t miss it OC!

Dealbreaker Book Release, 11p UCB. The great Dealbreaker blog done got themselves a book deal, and this night is to celebrate all things Dealbreaker. Great comics(Matt Braunger, DC Pierson, Kate Micucci) music, signings, and an all around party.


BULLETPROOF!, 6:30p UCB. The eye-searing explosion-fest is back and more blowy-uppy than ever. Come out to help this great show get a run at UCB.

Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. The monthly stand up show where Sarah brings along a lot of jokes and some special guests.


Larry Miller, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Expect slightly curmudgeonly stand up from a man with a great nose for political foibles.

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Chelsea Peretti, 8p Hollywood Improv. She’s a favorite of comedians across the country, and with good reason. This lovely lady kills.


Jon Lovitz, 8p Irvine Improv. Lovitz is in town all weekend, so you’ve got a few chances to catch him.

Nick Thune, 8p Hollywood Improv. LAist thinks Nick Thune is the bee’s knees (review here), so go find out for yourself if you agree.


Out of the Wheelhouse, 7p Air Conditioned Supper Club. A great new stand up show that asks comics to generate new material on the spot, featuring Eddie Pepitone, Lizzy Cooperman, and more.

Kevin Nealon, 9p Brea Improv. Nealon, after a few quiet years, has been making the rounds pretty heavy lately, and with good reason: he’s hilarious. He’s also in Brea all weekend.


Crashbar, 7p Impro Theatre. Great improv comedy from some of LA’s best indie teams, with a dollop of stand up in the middle to boot.

Week of 100 Stars, 8:30p Ice House. The Ice House in Pasadena is gearing up for it’s big anniversary party with a weeklong celebration known as Week of 100 Stars. Great comics from all over will be coming out to show their support, and it kicks off tonight.