5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A. This Week, Including Making Fun of Crappy Gifts

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5. Chop Schtick 2012

Oh, holy night! All Jewish comics on Christmas Eve -- and egg rolls, too! Wendy Hammers hosts, with Eric Schwartz, Monica Piper, more special guests and a sing-along. Genghis Cohen, Mon. Dec. 24, 7 & 9 p.m.

4. Rick Overton & Friends

With Eric Schwartz, Carrie Snow, Suzanne Whang, Dylan Brody, Kelly Carlin, Chris Bonno and Rick Shapiro. The Improv, Sun., Dec. 23, 7 p.m

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3. ReGifted!

What stinky gift are you itching to dump on someone else? Bring your worst and let these comic improvisers have their way with it. Upright Citizens Brigade, Wed., Dec. 26, 11 p.m.

2. Groundlings Holiday Show

Always top-notch -- and this one features a randy Cirque du Soleil performer. Groundlings Theater, Fri.., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 & 10 p.m., thru Jan. 26.

1. A Benefit for the Pablove Foundation with Tenacious D & Very Special Guests

The rockin' duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass turn it up to 11 at this benefit for pediatric cancer research. Largo at the Coronet, Sat., Dec. 22, 8:30 p.m.

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