A comedy songwriting competition hosted by Jonathan Menchin and Tom Tully. With songwriters Dan Bern, Annie Boxell, Robert Morgan Fisher, Logan Heftel, Phil Ward and Chelsea Williams. Commentators: Julie Christensen, Dom Irrera and Henry Phillips.Fanatic Salon; Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.
4. Dan St Germain
St. Germain's "cat guy" joke was selected as one of the 20 best jokes about New York -- and that's a list that also has Woody Allen! The Improv; Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.
3. Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman
Acclaimed magician Justin Willman hosts a talk show with David Koechner and Bushwalla. Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics; Tues., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. $10.
2. Brand New Ball
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Love improv comedy? No? You might after you see the long-form improv by some the best of the best: Lennon Parham, Tami Sagher, Laura Krafft, Rebecca Drysdale, Zach Woods, Stephnie Weir, Anthony King. Upright Citizens Brigade; Sun., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
1. Brian Regan
On buying a refrigerator: "I went into the appliance store, there's like 900 of 'em lined up, there's a salesman there. What's this guy supposed to say about refrigerators? "Well you got this refrigerator here, This keeps all your food cold for 600...You've got this refrigerator, This keeps all your food cold for 800...Check this out, 1400, keeps all your food cold." The Wiltern; Fri., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.