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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Comedy Death Ray gives back to the LA Food Bank on 12.11.10. Photo by Farley Elliott/LAist.
The season for giving continues, and Comedy Death Ray continues to step up big. After last weekend's charity event at the LA Regional Foodbank, CDR will be donating the proceeds of their Tuesday UCB show to the cause. Meanwhile, Kevin Nealon will be at the Long Beach Laugh Factory raising some holiday charity funds, while the Super Serious Show pitches in for the OPCC.

It's a great time to give back to others, but don't forget to give the gift of laughter to yourself as well. And what better way than with one or two or all of the below shows? Let us know if you'd like to get a show listed in the near future!

MONDAY 12/13

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What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Greg Proops, Ron Lynch, Kumail Nanjiani, Karl Hess, and Nick Youseff are slated to rock the mic.

3-on-3 Improv Tournament, 8p UCB. The yearly 3-on-3 improv tournament is back at UCB and packed with amazing performers. Check the full line-up, then get out and vote for a winner!


iO West Harold Night, 8p iO West. As UCB goes Harold-free for a week in order to facilitate auditions, drop into iO West to get your fix. Bonus: one ticket, and you can stay all night!

Comedy Death Ray Nativity Pageant, 8p UCB. This show is at least as epic as CDR’s Halloween bonanza, and this time all the proceeds benefit the LA Regional Foodbank. It’s currently sold out, but waitlisting is a possibility. Undoubtedly the biggest show of the week.


The Apple Sisters, 8p Largo. Those lovely Apple Sisters continue to cutesy up LA’s comedy scene, with monthly themed shows based in the 1943 radio show format. This month includes The Birthday Boys!

Comics You Should Know, 8p Meltdown Comics. It’s a new brand of Meltdown Show this week, as Chris ‘Nerdist’ Hardwick takes over with his podcast, to give the audience a wonderful revue of comics you should know. Highlights include: Matt Braunger, Kumail Nanjiani, and Natasha Leggero.


Super Serious Show, 8p Smashbox. This phenomenal show continues to gain strength, which is bad for news for every other show out there trying to do their thing. Iliza Shlesinger, Jon Dore, and those darn Birthday Boys lead the night’s pack, as a portion of each ticket will go towards the OPCC.

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Bill Burr, 8p Brea Improv. Bill is in Brea all weekend, so you know it’s going to get dicey a few hours in.

FRIDAY 12/17

John Caparulo, 8p Hollywood Improv. No nonsense stand up comedy, from a man who loves to talk nonsense, if that makes sense.

Bobby Lee, 10p Ontario Improv. Bobby Lee, of MadTV notoriety, takes over the Ontario Improv for the weekend.


Baby Wants Candy, 10p UCB. This absolutely mind-boggling improvised musical is a game changer. Please, please check out their one night in LA!

Un-Viral, 11:30p iO West. Drop in for some great internet videos that never quite got the recognition they deserved. Tremendosaur is slated to drop by!

SUNDAY 12/19

Adam Carolla, 7p Irvine Improv. The world’s preeminent bullsh*t artist will be spreading it thick in the OC all weekend.

All-Star Comedy, 7p Ice House. Jen Kober, Rex Meredith and more in this showcase show out in Pasadena.