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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Hey kid-o's! What a great week in comedy LA has lined up for us, including Holy F*ck, Meltdown, Nick Thune, and Eddie Izzard! Be sure to check out the full calendar so you don't miss anything great.

In other news, LAst Laugh is going to be on hiatus for a week or so, as your intrepid comedy reporter will be out of the country. Drug mule!*

*That's not true, Mom.**

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**Mom? Why do you even read this? No. I mean.. Ok. I'm sorry. I love you too.

Thanks for helping my mom and I work through some stuff guys. Next step? Help me find out what's great on the comedy horizon! Keep sending me shows and I'll see what can be done to give them some attention. Yay!


Agorafabulous, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Sara Benincasa’s one-woman show about the true tales of panic and agorphobia that have come to define her life.

One Word Improv, 8p The Comedy Store. In a bid to help raise money for WeHo’s Lindsey Horvath city council run, Brian Palermo, Christen Sussin and Eddie Izzard will join some others at the Comedy Store.


Tuesday Night Thunder, 8p The NoHo Stages. It’s a great night for TNT, as they get Sarpe Bebe, Elroy, Water, and Fat Magic Bear. Check it!

Nick Thune, 8p Comedy & Magic Club. Nick is a real treat to see live. And out by the beach no less!


The American Animal, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Andersen Gabrych, a longtime Sit-N-Spin contributor, takes his solo show out for a test drive. Expect tales of self-indulgent debauchery.

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The Meltdown Show, 8:30p Meltdown Comics. Good god, this show can book ‘em (Dan-o). Rob Delaney, Seth Morris, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Kroll, and Steve Agee are all confirmed, and you should be too.


The Paul Downs Syndrome, 8p UCB. It’s absolute madness, as Paul Downs himself spins the audience through a bunch of characters, videos, and sketches.

Holy F*ck!, 9p Downtown Independent. Eddie Pepitone, Howard Kremer, Limo Driver. It’s all here, and it’s all free!

FRIDAY 11/12

Ben Bailey, 8p Irvine Improv. Bailey is in Irvine all weekend.

Improvised Tennessee Williams, 8p iO West. The Kind Strangers are always tackling new forms, and this one sure looks good. Get out to iO to see some seriously steamy scenes.


Ribet Academy Benefit, 6p Ice House. Pasadena’s Ribet Academy provides unique education opportunities for children, so unless you’re a coldhearted cynic you should beat this show. Ron Pearson will be there.

Jay Mohr, 9:30p Hollywood Improv. Jay is doing two shows, so odds are good you can make one of them. Not that he needs the money.

SUNDAY 11/14

Jeff Garlin’s Combo Platter, 6p UCB. Combo Platter is back! Garlin brings in a few guests, a few gifts for the audience, and always has a story to tell.

Cougar Town Writers, 8p iO West. The writers of ABC’s Cougar Town get together to dish some dirt on all the bad business that goes down in Hollywood.