5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A. This Week, Including SNL Vet Garrett Morris' Revamped Comedy Club

They say Simon Amstell's the next Woody Allen.
They say Simon Amstell's the next Woody Allen.
Carol Rosegg

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Our list includes an up-and-coming Brit and an original SNL star.

5. Set List

Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad concocted this wildly popular show where comics are handed unpredictable topics as they walk onstage. This month features Matt Braunger, Ari Shaffir, Ben Gleib, The Sklar Brothers, Alonzo Bodden, Dana Gould, Rick Overton host Matt Kirshen. NerdMelt at Meltdown Comics, Thurs., Nov. 15, 9 p.m.

4. Grand opening of Garrett Morris' Downtown Blues & Comedy Club

The Saturday Night Live legend will be joined by some of his 2 Broke Girls co-stars Jennifer Coolidge & Jonathan Kite, plus headliners Luenell, Brett Butler with music by The Deacon Jones Blues Band, and The Martin Guigui All-Star Blues Band. Garrett Morris' Downtown Blues & Comedy Club, Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

3. Beth Lapides' UnCabaret with Jen Kirkman, Julie Goldman, Kate Pazakis

That's what you call an amazing lineup of hilarious gals. First & Hope; Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

2. Melissa! I'm Not Myself

Melissa Villasenor's new show is described as a "a live TV pilot for her ideal show, changing a little each week. It includes everything she loves to do, such as stand-up comedy, sketches starring her original characters and impressions, as well as singing covers and original songs." With Anthony DeVries and Margot Major. Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater; Mon., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.

1. Simon Amstell: Numb

Everybody's raving about this talent young British comic. He's doing two nights at Largo, so you won't want to miss this one. Largo at the Coronet, Mon.-Tues., Nov. 12-13, 8 p.m.

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