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Wednesday, Jun 28 2006
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ACME COMEDY THEATER, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. (323) 525-0202.

Fri.—Make Believe It's Your First Time, 8:30 p.m.; Hospital! The Musical; Scandal! The Soap Opera, 10 p.m.

Sat.—Acme Between the Sheets, 8 p.m.; Cold Tofu: Edamame Heights, 10 p.m.

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Sun.—Are You There, God? It's Me, Bravo, 7 p.m.

Wed.—What's My Line? with host J. Keith van Straaten, 7:30 p.m.; free, resv. required.

Thurs.—The Thursday Lineup, 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Fri.-Sat.—Richard Jeni. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Sun.—Jay Leno, Jim Brogan, 7 p.m.; $10.

Tues.—The Comedy & Magic Club’s 28th Birthday Bash! 20 performers each show, featuring some big names, and maybe even a Ray Romano or a George Carlin.

COMEDY STORE, 8433 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Three stages steeped in comedic history. Comedy seven nights a week in three rooms. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 21. (323) 656-6225.

Fri.—In the Belly Room: Vargus Mason/Cathy Lewis, 8 p.m. In the Original Room: Continuous Comedy, 10:30 p.m., $20. In the Main Room: 14 Comics, 9 p.m., $20.

Mon.—In the Belly Room: Ding Dong Show, hosted by Don Barris, 9 p.m.; In the Original Room: Potluck, hosted by Cort McCown, 7 p.m., no cover; Pop-Ins, hosted by Frazer Smith, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10.

COMEDY UNION, 5040 W. Pico Blvd, L.A. 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.

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.; $7 guys, ladies free.

EMPTY STAGE THEATER, 2372 Veteran Ave., W.L.A. Long-form improv and sketch. No booze. All ages. (310) 470-3560.

Fri.—Being Humans improv; Pop, 9 p.m., Empty Mike, 10 p.m., 8 p.m.; $15 (good for all shows).

GROUNDLING THEATER, 7307 Melrose Ave., Hlywd. The stage has been scuffed by some of the finest improvisers in the West. No booze. Not recommended for under 17. (323) 934-9700.

Fri.—Groundlings Good Time Pig Farm, 8 p.m.; $20.

Sat.—Groundlings Good Time Pig Farm, 8 & 10 p.m.; $20.

HA HA CAFE COMEDY CLUB, 5010 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd. (818) 508-4995.

Fri.—All-Star Comedy, 8:30 p.m.; $15.

Sun.—Slammin’, 8:30 p.m.; $10.

Thurs.—America’s Funniest All-Star Line-up hosted by Sean Collins, 9 p.m.; $12, $6 before 9 p.m.

I.O. WEST, 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. Headquarters for long-form improv known as “The Harold.” (323) 962-7560.

Fri.—C&C Improv Factory, School Night, 8 p.m., $10; Opening Night: The Musical, 9 p.m., $10; God Squad, Box of Wolves, 10 p.m., $10; People of Whoville, Gravytrain, 11 p.m., free; AV Club, mid., free.

ICE HOUSE, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Since 1960 nearly three million served. That's a few cocktails. Full bar; two-drink min. Over 18. (626) 577-1894.

Fri.—Steve McGrew, 8:30 p.m.; $17.50.

Sat.—Steve McGrew with Loni Love, 7 p.m.

Sun.—All Comedy Radio's Sunday Comedy Bash with Frazer Smith, 9 p.m.

Tues.—Latino Comedy Showcase hosted by Rudy Moreno, 8:30 p.m.; $14.50.

Wed.—Comedy Time Showcase, 9 p.m.; $14.50.

Thurs.—John Fox, 8:30 p.m.; $14.50.

L.A. CONNECTION, 13442 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 784-1868.

Fri.—Rotating shows: Kids’ Improv/Dramatic Improv, 7:30 p.m., $10;Friday Night All-Star Improv Doubleheader, 9 p.m., $10.

Sat.—New All-Stars, 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.

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

Fri.-Sat.—All-Star Comedy, 8, 10 p.m. & mid.; $20, $30 priority.

Sun.—Chocolate Sundaes hosted by Chris Spencer, 8 p.m.; $20.

Mon.—Latino Night hosted by Boomer, 8 p.m.; $20, $30 priority. Latino Night hosted by Beny Mena, 10 p.m.; $20, $30 priority.

Tues.—Skyler Stone’s All About the ’90s College Night on such topics as grunge, gangsta rap and O.J. Simpson, 8 p.m., $17, $27. Life of the Party hosted by Jay Davis, 10 p.m., $15.

Wed.—An Evening WithJon Lovitz, 8 p.m.; $17, $27 priority.

NATIONAL COMEDY THEATER, 733 N. Seward St., Hlywd. Resv. suggested. Clean comedy for all ages. (323) 871-1193.

Fri.—ComedySportz Match, 8 p.m.;U-Sical, 10:30 p.m.; $15, $13 in advance.

Sat.—ComedySportz Match, 8 p.m.; $15, $13 in advance.

Sun.—Grace & Karla, a cappella singing and sketch comedy, 7 p.m.; ComedySportz Sunday Team, 8 p.m.; $11, $9 in advance.

Thurs.—ComedySportz College Team, 8 p.m.; $11, $9 in advance.

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

Fri.—Jimmy Dore, 8:30 p.m.; Refried Fridays, 10:30 p.m.

Sat.—Jimmy Dore, 8:30 p.m.

Sun.—Best & Brightest, 8 p.m.; Heavy Hitters of Comedy, 10 p.m.

Mon.—Mo Betta' Monday, 8 p.m.

Tues.—Best & Brightest, 8 p.m.

Wed.—National Lampoon and Collegehumor.com with Ben Gleib, 10 p.m.

Thurs.—Slanted Comedy, 8 p.m.; The Circus of Joy Show, 10 p.m.

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

Sat.—The Great Adventure, 10 p.m. Resv.: (310) 621-3328.

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

Fri.—The Spolin Players, 8 p.m., $8; Maximum Jen, 3 Man Group, 9 p.m., $8; The Great Adventure with Carnie Vengeance, 8 p.m.

Sat.—Fries on the Side, 8 p.m., $8; Ninja Vanish, Returning Champs, 10:30 p.m., $8; The Rob English Variety Show, 11:30 p.m., $5.

Sun.—ASSSSCAT, 7:30 p.m.; free.

WESTSIDE ECLECTIC COMEDY THEATER, 1323-A Third Street Promenade (in the alley between 3rd & 4th sts at Arizona), Santa Monica. (310) 451-0850.

Fri.—The Spolin Players, 8 p.m., $8; Maximum Jen, 3 Man Group, 9 p.m., $8; The Great Adventure with Carnie Vengeance, 10 p.m., $8.

Sat.—Fries on the Side, 8 p.m., $8; Ninja Vanish, The Returning Champs, 10:30 p.m., $8; The Rob English Variety Show, 11:30 p.m., $5.

Other Comedy

Brad Stewart andEthan Pavone present No Name Comics at ROOM 5, 143, La Brea Ave., Hlywd.; Thurs., June 29, 10:30 p.m.; no cover. (323) 938-2504.

OPM promises Get Laughs or Die Tryin’ at THE FLIGHT THEATER AT THE COMPLEX, 6472 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. (plus 10 p.m. Sat.); $12. (323) 913-1293.

Sunday Comedy at ROOM 5presents top-notch standups, others at 143 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd.; every Sun., 7:30 p.m.; $5. No Name Comics, every Thurs., 10:30 p.m.; no cover. (323) 938-2504.

The Largo Comedy Show features The Paul F. Tompkins Show at LARGO, 432 N. Fairfax Ave., Hlywd.; Mon., June 26, 9 p.m.; $5. (323) 852-1073.

Lucky Strike Comedy features Laura Valdivia and a funny bunch at LUCKY STRIKE LANES, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; every Tues., 10 p.m.; no cover. (323) 467-7776.

Vance Sanders hosts The Open Mike of Love with Jackie Kashian, Christy Murphy, Matt Champagne, others, every Tues., 8 p.m., free; Rob O’Reilly hosts Free College Comedy every Wed., 10 p.m.; at The Westwood Brewing Company, 1097 Glendon Ave., Wstwd. (310) 209-2739.

The Comedy District relocates to SYNERGY CAFE, 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City; every Wed., 7 p.m.; no cover. (310) 367-9977.

—Libby Molyneaux

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