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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy
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This weather is downright dangerous folks, but don't let the spookiness of the season dissuade you from entering many a comedy dungeon this week.
OK, that's a bit much. But seriously, there's so much great stuff happening all week long, there's no reason to sit at home, regardless of the weather. Doug Benson is taping a Benson Interruption at Music Box tonight (courtesy of Comedy Central), and that's not to mention the latest Rant & Rave and all of the good stuff going on at iO.
Don't miss a moment of the action. And if you'd like to make sure as many other folks know about the action as you do, email me here, and we'll party.
Rant & Rave, 8p Theatre Theater. Rant is back and always amazing. This month’s storytelling comes to us from Bill Brochtrup, Penny Orloff, Chase Winton and others.
The Jerks, 10p iO West. Those three jerks are back, and doing whatever the F they feel like it. Thankfully, it’s usually improv.
Kyle Dunnigan, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Kyle is doing a bunch of mid-week sets out at the beach.
Holy F*ck, 9p Downtown Independent. Bil Dwyer leads this month’s Holy Fuck stand up show at the Downtown Independent.
Writer’s Bloc, 7:30p Temple Emanuel. In the latest edition of this great storytelling / interview series, Arianna Huffington sits down with Adam McKay. Should be awesome.
Wounded Warriors, 8p Laugh Factory. A great stand up show to benefit wounded soldiers. The list includes Teresa Strasser, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Paul Rodriguez and others.
Super Serious Show, 7p Smashbox Studios. Super Serious is doing everything right in the way of indie comedy shows. This month features Maria Bamford (who’s been all over town lately), Seth Morris, and sketch from Slow Children Crossing, among other acts.
Chris Hardwick, 8p Brea. Chris is making a weekend of it in Brea, but this should be a great chance to get out and see him kick some tail.
Jimmy Pardo, 9:30p Hollywood Improv. Jimmy is practically a living stand up legend, and his ability to get big-name guests on his Never Not Funny podcast certainly attests to that. Oh, and it helps that he’s hilarious.
John Bizarre, 10p Icehouse. John will be in Pasadena all weekend, but why not catch him when he’s fresh and ready to get nutty.
Armando Show, 9p iO West. The Broken Lizard boys take over the monologue duties for one of iO’s best improv shows.
The Shit Show, 10p UCB. Justin Long, Will Sasso, Kate Micucci, and Rob Huebel share their tales of the worst projects they’ve ever had the (mis)fortune of working on.
Rob Schneider, 7p Ontario Improv. He’s in town all weekend, but why not send Sunday off with a good night of wacky laughter?
Maz Jobrani, 7p Irvine Improv. For those of you who may be interested, Maz is doing a 13+ ages show on this night in Irvine.
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