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5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A. This Week, Including a Fake Mayor Villaraigosa

Wayne Federman

Wayne Federman

This week's list includes lots of political humor:

5. Risk!

Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes host horrifying stories on the topic of "Eek!" from Cindy Chupack (writer, Modern Family), Dava Krause (writer/performer, Inappropriate Fairy Tales), Matteson Perry (host, The Moth), Dominic Dierkes (writer, Workaholics) and Danny Lobell (host, Real Talk With Danny Lobell). Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics, Thurs., Oct. 25, 9 p.m.

4. Obamalogues

Stories, songs and short films "professing love, lust, and everything in between for the President of the United States of America." With John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), Damien Fahey (The Morning After, TRL), Brian Finkelstein (Emmy-winning writer for Ellen), Pam Noles (Death 40 ft Tall), Branden Sornberger (Parks and Recreation) and Jean Villepique (Up All Night). IO West, Tues., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

3. Midnight at the Improv with Wayne Federman and Special Guests

Mr. Federman has been doing this free midnight show for several weeks with amazing guests, this week with Neal Brennan and Andres De Bouchet. The Improv, Thurs., Oct. 25, Midnight.

2. Happy Endings Live

Like the show? Then you'll love to see the stars of the hit sitcom -- Jackie Clarke,Gil Ozeri,Adam Pally, Casey Wilson -- get their comedy yay-yas off onstage. Upright Citizens Brigade, Sat., Oct. 20, 10 p.m.

1. Hope and Change 2: Electoral Boogaloo -- A Fundraiser for Barack Obama

Hosted by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (he's hilarious!) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (played by Hal Rudnick and Colton Dunn). With Sarah Silverman, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jerry O'Connell, The Whitest Kids U Know, The Birthday Boys, Joe Wengert and much more. Upright Citizens Brigade, Sun., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

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