5. I Don't Know Dick Bob Wiltfong combs through love letters by some guy named Dick. The Improv, Sat., Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
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.
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] Shortly after Eric Andre enrolled at the Berklee School of Music, he formed the band Blarf. The goal was to be the gonzo zygote of Frank Zappa and the Be ... More >>
Back in November, Jazz Ponce, longtime booker of Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill's Monday-night comedy staple What's Up, Tiger Lily?, began branching out beyond mere stand-up for an interactive, bonding, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style endeavor called For Shame!. Thus far the likes of T.J. Miller, C ... More >>
Eric AndrèThey've got the talent, the credits and the buzz, and all are poised to make the leap to the comedic Big Leagues in 2012. Here are the individuals, groups and projects that will have Los Angeles talking -- and more important, laughing -- next year. Some are our picks, but some are selecti ... More >>
Jeremy PelleyThe Ace Hotel in Palm Springs honors the tribe on Christmas EveBeing Jewish on Christmas sucks. The only places open are Chinese restaurants and movie theaters. Every house but yours is beautifully ablaze in lights and big French windows filled with families in ill-fitting itchy ... More >>