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LAst Laugh: This Week in Halloween Comedy

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It's Halloween week! I don't know about you guys, but the party invites seem a little sparse this year. Oh well, more time for great comedy! This week is absolutely bananas, with the CDR Halloween show, the I Found This Funny book launch, the rise of The Meltdown, and Benson continues taping at the Music Box. Oh, and if you haven't heard, there's a little thing called W00tstock kicking off at Largo. Hot damn!

If you know of any upcoming shows that promise to be equally as ghoulish, let me know here. Happy Halloween, ya wieners.

MONDAY 10/25

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Benson Interruption, 8p Music Box. Doug Benson continues to bring his Benson Interruption show to the Music Box for live tapings, courtesy of Comedy Central. Be in the audience, for free!

Melgard Mondays, 9p Melgard Public House. Brody Stevens, Matt Braunger, Karl Hess, Matt Champagne and more! $10 Stella pitchers!


Comedy Death Ray Halloween Show, 8:30p UCB. These shows are epic. There’s a haunted maze, an incredible line-up (Andrew Daly, Brett Gelman, Jon Daly, The Birthday Boys, Kumail Nanjiani, Dana Gould, Jerry Minor, A Kiss From Daddy) and much more!

Gypsy Lou / The Forecast, 11p iO West. It’s Harold Night, so get there early and stay for all the teams. Or, come late and check out the great Gypsy Lou and The Forecast.


Love Can Suck A Dick, 8p UCB. This amazing one woman show from NYC has two engagements here at UCB, and they should not be missed. Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer probably broke the weight restrictions when they carted all their awards for this show out to LA, so get there.

The Meltdown, 8:30p Meltdown Comics. Finally, the Meltdown show is going weekly. With Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani as hosts, this should pretty much always be good. The opening line-up has James Adomian, Matt Braunger, Marc Maron and more.


Sarah Silverman & Friends, 8:30p Largo. Sarah has invited some great special guests along, and would absolutely love it if you could attend.

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11th Hour Show, 11p Tres Stage. This new indie showcase show is packing heat right now, with Hoi (Rene Gube and Eugene Cordero) rounding out a night that also includes Beer Machine and Grass Angels.

FRIDAY 10/29

IFound This Funny, 8p Writer’s Guild Theater. This is like a comedy supergroup, put together by Judd Apatow to benefit 826LA. Garry Shandling, Aziz Ansari, Dave Eggers and more will be teaming up with the music stylings of Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, and Josh Homme. Awesome!

Haunted Midnights, Midnight @ The Comedy Store. It’s your last chance to take this funny, spooky, once-a-year (OR ONCE A LIFETIME?!) tour of the dregs of The Comedy Store itself.


Brody Stevens, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. Brody is down in the heart of LA, surely killing his set.

T.J. Miller, 9p Irvine Improv. He’s doing a grip of shows over the weekend, so don’t miss your chances Irvine!

SUNDAY 10/31

Schtick or Treat, 8:30p Taix. Echo Park’s own institution, Taix, is doing some spooky comedy for those of us without solid Halloween plans. Here’s the hook: current comedians do sets as other comedians. Awesome. Lizzy Cooperman as Sam Kinison, Dave Ross as Steve Martin, Margie Kment as Sarah Silverman... The list goes on.

The BAT, 10p iO West. The Bat is a Harold in the dark, meaning all the lights in the house go out and the fun begins. Be prepared.

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