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Pencil This In: Doug Benson Doesn't Interrupt a 'Cheap Thrills' Screening, The Moth's GrandSLAM and An Sho(w) Comedy

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: A new weekly comedy standup show begins at Molly Malone’s; The Moth’s GrandSLAM storytelling winner will be crowned; Doug Benson tapes his podcast and doesn’t interrupt the screening of the film Cheap Thrills during its LA premiere; and Jinx headlines It’s a School Night at Bardot. Read on for all the details.

A new weekly stand-up comedy show—AN SHO(w) with Justin and Gil—starts tonight at Molly Malone's Irish Pub with a lineup that includes Baron Vaughn, Iliza Shlesinger, Jermaine Fowler, Ali Wong, Barry Rothbart and Andy Haynes. The show’s followed at 10 pm by Paul Laier’s The Whole Shebang, which features up-and-coming stand-up talent. Tickets: $10 (includes both shows).

Cinefamily presents a Doug Benson show tonight at the Vista Theatre (NOT at the Silent Movie Theatre). It’s also not an interruption show, but a screening of the black comedy thriller Cheap Thrills, directed by E.L. Katz, preceded by a live taping of Benson’s Doug Loves Movies podcast. The taping of the show with the director and cast of the film begins at 7:30 pm with the LA premiere of Cheap Thrills at approximately 8:45 pm. Tickets: $15/free for Cinefamily members.

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It’s time for theLA Moth GrandSLAM Championship XXIat the Echoplex tonight. Ten past StorySLAM winners take on the theme Ghosts of the Past and bring their stories—both hilarious and heartbreaking—to the mic. Just like the Highlander, there can only be one to reign supreme. Storytellers tonight: Brian Brown, Art Gardner, Betty Goldberg, Margot Leitman, Cole Kazdin, Fred Melachoire, Monty Mickelson, Vin Siniscalchi, David Ullendorff and Aydrea Walden. Hosted by Brian Finkelstein. Doors at 7 pm and stories at 8. Tickets: $18. 18+ event.

It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Playing live tonight are: Jinx, Lucy Schwartz (with band) and Landshapes. DJ set by Blaise James. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

*Pencil pick of the day

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