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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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The kid is back! After a few harrowing weeks in India, LAst Laugh is back and once again under the tutelage of its master. Expect the usual listings, middling commentary, and push for shows that highlight charity - tis the season, tis it not?

This week has a toy drive at the Improv in Hollywood, and a few doppleganger shows (UCB and iO's weekly respective Harold Nights, Carlos Mencia and Steve-O both deciding stand up is a worthwhile endeavor), so get out to one or both or all, but don't just stay home. That's what Valentine's Day is for.

If you're interested in getting a show listed here, email me and we'll become the best of e-friends.

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MONDAY 11/29

Jack, Morris & Jones, 9p iO West. A fantastic new pseudo-drama sketch show from the likes of iO’s most accomplished sketch performers, including Dave Hill and Matt Jones.

UCB’s Harold Night, 8p UCB. Upcoming Harold team auditions promise to shake up the landscape of this Monday night improv beast. Get out to see some of LA’s brightest tackle the Harold form.

TUESDAY 11/30

Carlos Mencia, 8p Ice House. In the interest of fairness, there must be SOMEONE out there who’s interested in seeing Carlos Mencia... right?

iO’s Harold Night, 8p iO West. Why not shop and compare Harolds from iO’s house teams this week? Not that you’d ever have to choose.

WEDNESDAY 12/1

Frolic!, 8p Barbarella Bar. Frolic! is back, and free as always. This week features Myq Kaplan, Chris Fairbanks, and Melinda Hill.

Room 101, 8p The Complex - Flight Theater. Room 101’s indie improv showcase continues to go hard into the final month of the year. This week’s lineup has all-girl wonderteam Senorita and house team Shakedown, to name a few.

THURSDAY 12/2

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Running Your Trap, 8p Comedy Central Stage. Andy Daly, Oscar Nunez, and Paul F. Tompkins stop by the CC Stage to guest on Jimmy Pardo’s always funny Running Your Trap show.

Paul Scheer’s Sexy Christmas Spectacular, 9p Largo. Scheer pulls in the likes of Rob Huebel, Brett Gelman, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani and more for an all-out assault on the holiday season.

FRIDAY 12/3

Greg Fitzsimmons,8p Hollywood Improv. Greg drops in for a special show on Friday night.

Steve-O, 10p Irvine Improv. Inexplicably, Steve-O is doing stand up now, and will be in Irvine all weekend. God help us all.

SATURDAY 12/4

The Big Show, 11p Ontario Improv. Rob Stapleton leads a group of hungry comics out in Ontario.

The Midnight Show, midnight UCB. One of the better monthly sketch comedy shows in LA, The Midnight Show is fast becoming a hot spot to watch simmering talent boil over into commercial success. This month’s host is Brody Stevens.

SUNDAY 12/5

Spark of Love Toy Drive, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. Nick Swardson lends his considerable talent to a toy drive for kids this holiday season. A note: you must bring a toy to donate to gain entry.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour, 8:30p Largo. Old time radio comes to life with this great monthly sketch show at Largo.