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5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A. This Week, Including Paul Scheer's Sexy Christmas Spectacular

Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard

This week's list includes two great Eddies, Izzard and Pepitone.

5. Paul Scheer Sexy Christmas Spectacular

Paul Scheer promises his "famous celebrity friends will tell you the true meaning of Christmas and the other December holidays that don't really count." With Nick Kroll, Reggie Watts, Garfunkel & Oates, Magician Rob Zabrecky, Sword Swallower Brett Loudermilk, Kurt Braunholer, Mookie Blaiklock and Owen Burke. Largo at the Coronet, Mon., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.

4. LDM: The Pilot

Literary Death Match is ready for its close-up. The acclaimed reading series presents LDM TV: The Pilot at with a slew of special guests, including judges Michael C. Hall, Tig Notaro, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lethem, plus readers Susan Orlean, Simon Rich, Beau Sia and Jeanne Darst. Florentine Gardens, Wed., Dec. 12, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m.

3. Whimsy! A Night Of Musical Comedy

Anyone who called herself "Lady Scoutington" and delivers "comedians and crooners, vagabonds and ne'er do wells, laugh mongers and rock lobsters" is a good bet. With Melinda Hill, Emily Maya Mills, Renee Gauthier, Beth Stelling and JC Coccoli. The Improv, Fri., Dec. 7, 11:59 p.m.

2. Set List With Eddie Pepitone & Friends

You have four chances to see the brilliant Pepitone tackle the wildly inventive Set List format, where comics are given a list of topics they have turn into an act before your eyes. Also with Jonah Ray, Matt Kisher and host Troy Conrad. Flappers Burbank; Fri.-Sat., Dec. 7-8, 8 & 10 p.m.

1. Eddie Izzard

The British comic is performing a slew of shows, getting ready for his international tour Force Majeure. Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theatre; Mon.-Sat., Dec. 3-8; Fri.-Wed., Dec. 14-19.

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