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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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This week is all about the one man stand up sets, and not much else. That is, unless you count the internet's preeminent sketch kingpins Harvard Sailing Team at UCB, or the new This Is Awkward storytelling show, or any one of a million other great and hilarious things to do this week. Don't be fooled by your Netflix queue - there's a whole world out there, waiting to be interacted with.

Who has two thumbs and loves getting emailed about shows? This guy.

MONDAY 10/11

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Punchline Magazine 5 Yr Show, 8p Largo. LAist previously gave kudos to both Punchline and Largo for putting up such a stellar show, with Greg Proops, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Whitney Cummings and Chris Hardwick all confirmed for comedy. This is undoubtedly the powerhouse show of the week.

The Moth, 8p Echoplex. Another StorySLAM is upon us! Help the packed house pick a winner, but rest assured each story will be amazing.


Brian Scolaro, 8p Irvine Improv. Ah, yes, the coveted Tuesday mainstage spot. Get out to this if only to help keep the lights on.

Harvard Sailing Team, 11p UCB. Sketch comedy at its absolute finest. This group is absurd, intelligent, outrageous and so effing funny it hurts. Circle this date on your calendar so you won’t forget, you schlub.


The Farley Bros. Radio Hour, 8p Second City. Now a weekly Second City occurence, the Farley brothers get together to talk about their legendary brother and whatever else comes to their minds, all of which makes its way onto their podcast.

Jim Breuer, 8p Hollywood Improv. Breuer is only doing one show, so get out for it!


Prism Box, 7:30p Elephant Theatre. Another great showcase show is off to a strong start. Delicatessen, Shakedown, Squeeze, and Arsonists Toolkit are just a few of the teams set to play.

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Gary Owen, 8p Ontario Improv. Gary is making a weekend out of it in Ontario, god bless his heart.

FRIDAY 10/15

Hal Sparks, 10p Brea Improv. It’s going to be a long weekend in Brea for Hal, so head down to give him some company.

Friday Forty, 10p iO West. Three players, 40 ounces each, and 40 questions on what went down in the week that was. This is a great show.


Paul F. Tompkins Show, 8:30p Largo. PFT is one of the smartest men working, and his long-standing Largo shows are always a treat.

Owen Benjamin, 9:30p Hollywood Improv. Owen Benjamin drops in for two sets on the mainstage.

SUNDAY 10/17

This is Awkward, 8p iO West. A new storytelling show? SOLD!

ASSSSCAT, 7:30p UCB. Get back to basics with the best free improv show in the game.

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