5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A. This Week, Including UCB's Thanksgiving Feast

Seth MacFarlane playing swimmer Ryan Lochte on SNL recently
Seth MacFarlane playing swimmer Ryan Lochte on SNL recently

Let's all give thanks we have bountiful great comedy in this town.

5. 17th Nerdmelt Horrible Movie Night

Hosts John Mathot and Susan Wright, along with the awesome musical improv team Love Jet, get ruthless on Alienator with Jan Michael Vincent. Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics, Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

4. This Feels Terrible: The Love Show

True stories of love gone bad with "infamous relationship failure" Erin McGathy, with guests Dan Harmon (Community creator), John Ennis, Matt Gourley. Upright Citizens Brigade, Sun., Nov. 18, 9:30 p.m.

3. Thanksgiving Feast Show

It's Thanksgiving Eve -- ditch your relatives for this entirely improvised family Thanksgiving meal. Promised: "creepy uncles, troubled teenagers and doddering grandparents." With Suzi Barrett, Alex Berg, Julie Brister, Neil Campbell, Drew DiFonzo Marks, Todd Fasen, Alex Fernie. Upright Citizens Brigade, Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

2. Variety's 3rd Annual Power of Comedy Event:

Yeah, tickiets start at $100, but this benefit for the Noreen Fraser Foundation honors Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane with standup by Eric Andre, Owen Benjamin, Chris D'Elia, Seth Green, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Amy Schumer and more. Hosted by Joel McHale. The Avalaon Hollywood, Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

1. Patton Oswalt & Friends

Think he'll have something to say about the election? No word yet who his "friends" are, but does it really matter? It's Patton Freaking Oswalt! Largo at the Coronet, Sat., Nov. 17, 9 p.m

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