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Comedy Listings 

For February 24 - March 2

Thursday, Feb 16 2006
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ACME COMEDY THEATER, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. (323) 525-0202.

Fri.—LOL Those Crazy Kids!, 7 p.m., thru April 28, $8; Captain Creamsicle's Laughateers, 8:30 p.m., thru Feb. 24, $12; Rue des Monstres, Scandal! The Soap Opera, 10 p.m., thru March 24, $12.

Sat.—Acme Five-O, the company’s 50th sketch-comedy revue, $15; Oddball Comics, Scott Shaw’s showcase of weird comic-book covers, 10 p.m., thru Feb. 25, $21.50.

Mon.-Tues.—Jimpressions, the voices of Jim Meskimen, 8 p.m., thru March 7; $12.

Wed.—What's My Line? with host J. Keith van Straaten and celebrity panelists, 8 p.m.; $15. Highly recommended.

Thurs.—Annie Korzen: Straight From the Mouth, 8 p.m., thru March 16; $25.

BANG, 457 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. (323) 653-6886.

Fri.—The Big Show encourages you to bring your goofiest improv suggestions; 8 p.m., improv jam follows; $7.

Sat.—Slice promises improv that’ll have you on the edge of your seat, 8 p.m.; Big Hollywood Big Time Big Shots, 9 p.m., thru March 11; Goes Around, Comes Around, 10 p.m., thru April 1, $10.

COMEDY & MAGIC CLUB, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 372-1193.

Fri.-Sat.—Young Guns with John Caparulo, 8 p.m.; $16.

Sun.—Jay Leno, 7 p.m.; $30.

Tues.—TBA.

Wed.-Thurs.—Craig Shoemaker, 8 p.m.; $22.50.

Live at the Lounge:

Fri.-Sat.—Unplugged music and plugged comedy, Fri., 8:30 p.m., Sat., 9:45 p.m.; $10.

COMEDY DISTRICT, 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 367-9977.

COMEDY STORE, 8433 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 21. (323) 656-6225.

Original Room:

Fri. & Tues.-Thurs.-—Continuous Comedy, 9 p.m.; $15.

Sat.-—The Hippest, 10:30 p.m.; $20.

Sun.-Mon.—Potluck/Pop-ins featuring 40 comics, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.; $10, free before 9 p.m.

Main Room:

Fri.—Jerome Cleary hosts gay and straight comics, 9 p.m.; no cover.

Sat.-—Best Of, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; $20.

Mon.—Monkeys in the Atrium anniversary show, 8:30 p.m.; $5.

Every Tues.-—Trippin’ on Tuesday, hosted by Alex Thomas, 9 p.m.; $15.

THE COMEDY UNION, 5040 W. Pico Blvd. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 18. (323) 934-9300.

Fri.—C.U. Fridays with comedians from Def Comedy Jam, hosted by Rodney Perry, 10 p.m.; $10.

Sat.—Max Comedy Crush, 7:30 p.m.; Super Saturdayz, 10 p.m.; $10.

Mon.—Monday Night Comedy Extravaganza, hosted by Michael Colyar, 9 p.m.; $10.

Tues.—Prime Cutz, 9 p.m.; $10.

Wed.—Crack ’Em Up College, 8:30 p.m.; ladies free, guys $7.

THE EMPTY STAGE, 2372 Veteran Ave., W.L.A. No booze. All ages. (310) 470-3560.

Fri.—Being Humans, 8 p.m.; POP!, 9 p.m.; Empty Mike Night, 10 p.m.; $10 for one or all shows.

Sat.—The Waterbrains, 8 p.m.; The Transformers, 9 p.m.; The Fortune Room, 10 p.m.; $10 for one or all shows.

Thurs.—Sketchatorium, 9 p.m.; $10.

THE FAKE GALLERY, 4319 Melrose Ave., Hlywd. No booze. (323) 661-0786.

Fri.—The Showatorium, 9 p.m.; $5.

Sat.—The Untitled Bill Hooply Project, 8 p.m.; $10.

Sun.—S.M.I.L.C.H. Fake Improv, 8 p.m.; $5.

GROUNDLING THEATER, 7307 Melrose Ave. No booze. Not recommended for under 17. (323) 934-9700.

Fri.-Sat.—Groundlings Super Squadron: Defenders of the Universe; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 & 10 p.m.; $20.

Sun.— 00Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; $13.50.

Wed.—The Crazy Uncle Joe Show, 8 p.m.; $10.

Thurs.—Cookin’ With Gas, 8 p.m.; $16.50.

HA HA CAFE COMEDY CLUB, 5010 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd. Full bar, two-drink min. Over 18. (818) 508-4995.

Fri.—All-Star Comedy, 8:30 p.m.; $15.

Sat.—Latino Comedy Jam, 8:45 p.m.; $15.

Sun.—Comics From the Mediterranean, 9 p.m.; $10.

Mon.—The Nasty Show with K.C. Armstrong, 9 p.m.; $10.

Tues.—The Comedy Mob, 9 p.m.; $10.

Wed.—The Earthquake Show, 9 p.m.; $10.

Thurs.—America’s Funniest Comedians hosted by Sean Collins, 9 p.m.; $12.

THE ICE HOUSE, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 18. (626) 577-1894.

Fri.-Sat.—Tom Papa, Tammy Pescatelli, Fri., 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., 7, 9 & 11 p.m.; $17.50.

Sun.—Hypnosis with Mark Sweet, 7 p.m., $12.50; T.K. & the Rebels of Comedy, 9 p.m., $7.50.

Tues.—Latino Comedy Showcase hosted by Rudy Moreno, 8:30 p.m.; $12.50.

Wed.-—Comedy Time Showcase, 8:30 p.m.; $12.50.

Thurs.—TBA.

THE IMPROV, 8162 Melrose Ave., W. Hlywd. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 18. Resv. suggested. (323) 651-2583.

Fri.—Jeremy Hotz, 8:30 p.m., $17; Refried Fridays with Richard Villa, 10:30 p.m., $10.

Sat.—Jeremy Hotz, 8 & 10 p.m.; $17.

Sun.—Heavy Hitters of Comedy, 7:30 p.m.; $12.

Mon.-—Mo Betta’ Monday, 8 p.m.; $15.

Tues.—House Party with Kris Martinez, 8 p.m.; $14.

Wed.—Montreal Comedy Festival Showcase, 8 p.m., $12; National Lampoon’s Collegehumor.com, 10 p.m., $14.

Thurs.-—Slanted Comedy hosted by Edwin San Juan, 8 p.m., $12; Funny Shui, 10 p.m., $12.

I.O. WEST, 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 962-7560.

Fri.—Rewind, Adsit & Sagher, 8 p.m., $10; Opening Night: The Musical, 9 p.m., $10; God Squad, Box of Wolves, 10 p.m., $10; Illana Cohen, Potluck, 11 p.m., free.

Sat.-—The Lampshades, 8 p.m., $10; Beer Shark Mice, 9 p.m., $10; The Red Shirt Freshmen, 10 p.m., $10; Something Wicked, 11 p.m., $10; Zoo Plane Shorts, mid., free.

Sun.—Level 6, 6:30 p.m.; Jeff Garlin’s Combo Platter, 7:30 p.m.; Cog, 9 p.m.; improv jam, 10 p.m.; standup hosted by Sam Saifer, 11 p.m.; all free.

Mon.-—Baby Wants Candy, 8 p.m., $10; Armando, 9 p.m., $10; Lottery, 10:30 p.m., free; TBA, 11 p.m., free.

Tues.—Steve Makler, 8 p.m., $10; The Tarts, Liquid Chicken, 9 p.m., $10; Jungle, Dr. Jones, 10 p.m., free; 86 Olympics, Clark & Belmont, 11 p.m., free.

Wed.-Thurs.—Call for info.

L.A. CONNECTION, 13442 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. No booze. All ages. (818) 784-1868.

Fri.—TBA, 7:30 p.m., $10; Friday Night All-Star Improv Doubleheader, 9 p.m., $10.

Sat.—New All-Stars, 7 & 8 p.m., $10; L.A. Connection’s 2001: An Improv Odyssey, 9 p.m., $12; Late Night All-Stars Improv, 10:30 p.m., $10.

Sun.—Comedy Improv for Kids by Kids, 3:30 p.m., $7; Rock & Roll Rookies, 5:30 p.m., $7.

Thurs.—Every Time I Look at You, You Change Colors, 9 p.m.; $8.

THE LAUGH FACTORY, 8001 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 18. Resv. required. (323) 656-1336, Ext. 1.

Fri.—All-Star Comedy, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. & mid.; $17.

Sat.—Damon Wayans does a full hour set!, 8 p.m., $17; All-Star Comedy, 10 p.m. & mid., $17.

Sun.—Chocolate Sundaes hosted by Chris Spencer, 8 & 10 p.m.; $17.

Mon.—Latino Night, hosted by Boomer, 8 & 10 p.m.; $17.

Tues.—Open mike hosted by Harvey Dunn, 6 p.m., $15; College Night, 8 p.m., $15; Real Life of the Party hosted by Jay Davis, 10 p.m., $15.

Wed.—An Evening with Jon Lovitz (rated R), 8 p.m.; $15.

Thurs.—All-Star Comedy, 8 p.m., $15; Asian Night hosted by P.K., 10 p.m., $15.

M BAR, 1253 N. Vine St., Hlywd. Full bar; one-drink min. Over 18. Resv. recommended. (323) 856-0036.

Fri.—Women’s Night Out with Alicia and Brenda, 7:30 p.m.; free.

Sun.—Word Theater with Amy Bender; www.wordtheatre.com.

Mon.-—Spinster with comics Jen Sincero and Cecil Castellucci in a two-spinster show about being “a single lady in the modern world,” 8 p.m.; $5. Warning: pictures of cats.

Tues.—Comedy Time Network with Jordy Fox, Zach Galifianakis, Dana Gould and more, 8 p.m.; free.

Wed.—Taylor Negron; call for time & cover.

THE McCADDEN PLACE THEATER, 157 N. McCadden Place, Hlywd. (323) 463-2942.

THE NEXT STAGE, 1523 N. La Brea Ave., Second Floor, Hlywd. (323) 850-7827.

Sat.—The Great Adventure, long-form improv, 10 p.m. (310) 621-3328.

Sun.—Id Vicious, short-form improv, 8:30 p.m.

THE SECOND CITY STUDIO THEATER, 8156 Melrose Ave. Full bar. Over 18. (323) 658-8190.

Fri.—Montage Cocktail, 8 p.m., $5; The Printers’ Daughters, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Sat.—Totally Looped, with Dan Castellaneta, Joe Liss, Rick Overton, Rick Kuhlman, Deb Lacusta, Gail Matthius and Angela Shelton improvising over old movies and TV, 8 p.m., $15, or two for $20 in advance; The 313, 9:30 p.m., $10, or two for $15 in advance; improv jam, 11 p.m., $5.

Tues.—Second City Sings, 8 p.m., $5; Monogrammed Sweater, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Wed.-—Detention Hall, 7 p.m., $5; Your Wednesday Night 4cast, 8 p.m., $5.

Thurs.—Kamikaze, 8 p.m., $10; Sketch-a-Sketch, 10 p.m., $5.

STEVE ALLEN THEATER, at the Center for Inquiry West, 4774 Hollywood Blvd. All ages. (323) 666-4268.

Fri.-Sat.—The Kids in Hall (yep), 8 p.m.; $25.

Sat.—Tomorrow Show with Craig Anton, Ron Lynch and Brendon Small, mid.; $5.

Thurs.—Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, 8 p.m.; $15.

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hlywd. No booze. (323) 908-8702.

Fri.—Audio’s Amigos with Hard ’n’ Phirm, 8 p.m., $8; Woo Pig Sooie! with Matt Besser, 9:30 p.m., $8; All-Star Joke Machine, 11 p.m., $8; Not Too Shabby, mid., free.

Sat.—ASSSSCAT, 8 p.m., $8; Defending the Week, 10 p.m., $8; Legal Weed and Hookers, 11 p.m., $8; In the Hole: An All-Girl Revue, mid., $5.

Sun.—ASSSSCAT, 7:30 p.m.; free.

Mon.—We Used to Go Out, 8 p.m., $5; My Space, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Tues.—Comedy Death-Ray: The Mother of All Black Comedies Edition, with Jerry Minor, Ian Edwards, Jasper Redd, Suli McCullough, 8:30 p.m., $5; See You Next Tuesday, 10:30 p.m., free.

Wed.-Thurs.—Call for info.

Other Comedy

Those supersmart alecks from NPR’s Says You — Richard Sher, Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Carolyn Faye Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons — make an L.A. appearance at The Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 26, 2 p.m.; $35, $25 students. (866) 468-3399.

The Rant ’n’ Rave Show is hosted by the very funny Laura House and Melinda Hill at Creative Grounds, 3042 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village; Fri., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.; free. (323) 661-9955.

ScripTease, the World’s Only Stripping Improv Comedy Troupe, does their “high-risk comedy where improv meets strip poker” thing at The Lounge Theater, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; every Sun., 8 p.m.; thru April 2; $10. (831) 345-2188.

Largo presents The Paul F. Tompkins Show at 432 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.; Mon., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.; $5. (323) 852-1073.

Vance Sanders hosts The Open Mike of Love, this week with Danielle Koenig, Robert Yasamura, Ed Salazar, Nosmo King, Tom Sharpe, others, at The Westwood Brewing Company, 1097 Glendon Ave., Wstwd.; Tues., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.; free. (310) 209-2739.

There’s Something Funny in the Attic is a new sketch/standup/video show at The Attic Theater & Film Center, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., L.A.; every Thurs., 8:30 p.m.; thru March 23; $10. (323) 525-0600, Ext. 2.

The Sisters of Bubik, “a theatrical boutique café,” hosts standup comedy at 34 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; every Fri., 9:30-11 p.m.; $5, or $5 min. food purchase. (626) 744-9220.

Get kooky for The Coconuts at Mixed Nuts Comedy Club, 4000 W. Washington Blvd., L.A.; every Fri., 7:30 p.m.; free. (323) 735-6622.

The Straitjacket Society sketch it like their lives depended on it at 1501 N. Gardner St., Hlywd.; every Fri.-Sat., 8:30 & 10 p.m.; $10. (323) 769-5575.

The Jimmy and Joey Comedy Show featuring Fat James takes over The Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; every Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m.; free. (818) 755-5000.

It’s Comedy Love Hour with hosts Damon Epps and Marty Laquidara at The Highlands, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Fourth Floor, Hlywd.; every Fri., 9 p.m. (323) 461-9800.

Aboard The Queen Mary: “G-rated” comedy, every Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m., then “adult humor” at 11 p.m.; Rainmakers Comedy Showcase, every Thurs., 8:30 p.m.; $20-$8, one-drink min. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach. (562) 499-6611.

ComedySportzKidz is an “improvisational, clean comedy show for kids and their parents” at National Comedy Theater, 733 N. Seward St., Hlywd.; the first Sat. of every month, 3 p.m.; $9. (323) 856-4796.

Jeff Hilliard’s comedy show with host Paul Hughes takes over The Ramada Inn Hollywood’s 1160 Bar & Lounge, 1160 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; every Mon., 9 p.m.; free. (323) 315-1845.

Get urban with Downtown Comedy at The Holiday Inn City Center’s San Francisco Room, 1020 S. Figueroa St., L.A.; every Tues., 8 p.m.; $5. (213) 748-1291.

“Sports Chick” Jody Austin and TarrZan host Naked Nutts at The Port, 12430 Riverside Dr., Studio City; every Wed., 9 p.m.; free. (310) 968-6118.

“No Names. No Frills. Just Funny” promises No Name Comics at Room 5 at Amalfi, 143 N. La Brea Ave., L.A.; every Thurs., 10:30 p.m.; free.

Long-form improv is Above the Bar at St. Nick’s Pub, 8450 W. Third St., Hlywd.; every Thurs., 9 & 10 p.m.; $5. (323) 655-6917.

This is an order: “Get your standup comedy fix,” hosted by Larry Vazeos, at the Coffee Fix, 12508 Moorpark St., Studio City; every Thurs., 8:30 p.m.; free. No phone.

—Libby Molyneaux

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