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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaack. What a crazy lazy week it was between Christmas and New Years. Now that you're all swelled up on good food and great times, get back to the wonderful reality that is the LA comedy scene. There's a ton of great shows this week, but none as epic as Fifty First Jokes, where some of LA's best get on stage to deliver the first joke they wrote in 2011.

Check it all out, and be sure to keep us all in the loop if there's a show you think we missed!


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Cook County Social Club, 8p iO West. Don’t expect more than two shows from one of Chicago’s best improv / sketch teams; they’re only up at iO West on Monday and Tuesday night.

Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Marc Maron, Eddie Pepitone, Jon Daly and Jackie Kashian lead the comeback Tiger Lily week.


Thugs, The Musical Fundraiser, 8p Hollywood Improv. Kevin Avery is trying to raise money to finance his film Thugs, The Musical, and he’s got some friends coming out to help him out. David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, and Moshe Kasher are all dropping by.

Darren Carter, 8p Irvine Improv. Carter is down in the OC for one show only.


The Birthday Boys/ A Kiss From Daddy, 8p UCB. The monthly sketch comedy behemoth that is TBDB / AKFD continues on.

Frolic!, 9p Far Bar. Stand up just keeps permeating the downtown scene, and the Frolic show is a great example. Dan Mintz and Eddie Pepitone lead the list this go-round.


Hip Hop Penguin, 8p UCB. The always hilarious Hip Hop Penguin finally sees their first sketch show run at UCB.

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Fifty First Jokes, 9p Zephyr Theatre. Margie Kment is bringing us 50 of the best comics in LA, all giving doling out the first joke they wrote in 2011. The line-up includes: BJ Novak, Maria Bamford, Paul Scheer, Kyle Kinane, Eddie Pepitone, Matt Brainger, Ron Babcock and so many more.


Bob’s Burgers, 8:30p Largo. Fox’s new animated series Bob’s Burgers takes over Largo with members of the cast working out some live and animated bits.

Jay Mohr, 10p Ontario Improv. Mohr is in Ontario all weekend, so you’ve got a few chances to brave the Inland Empire and see him do work.


Dave Attell, 9p Irvine Improv. Despite being in Irvine all weekend, there’s something special about the Saturday late show that should bring out the best in Dave Attell.

The Armando Show, 9p iO West. Ellie Kemper from The Office hosts, and her monologues will fuel some great improv.


Norm MacDonald, 7p Ice House. Norm is out in Pasadena for one show only! Get there!

Danny Mahoney’s Terrific Party Demo, 9:30p UCB. Andy Daly is a character genius, and his album Nine Sweaters is an absolute clinic in the comedy genre. Come check a reprisal of many of those characters, as well as a few new ones. This show will be incredible.

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