5. Kathleen Madigan
Classic sample Madigan: "My parents never noticed anything, ever. I could have been paralyzed from the waist down, and my father would have said, 'That's our lazy kid.'" Comedy & Magic Club; Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.
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Beth Lapides and her much-loved comic storytelling series UnCabaret have a new(-ish), swanky home downtown at First and Hope. Not a bad idea for a night out with Dad on Father's Day this Sunday, when it performs at 8 p.m.
Here's our interview with Beth:
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LA Weekly's brand new People Issue, out on newsstands Thursday, has enough nerd heroes to fill a whole, err, nerds don't know sports. But they do like systems and categorization, and so we put them in a list:
5. James Urbaniak
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