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.
*10 Best Stand-Up Comedy Shows in Los Angeles
*12 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013
Even as Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! continues to build momentum as an IFC talk/sketch series and Earwolf podcast, the earliest incarnation of the brand, a long-running live show originally named Comedy ... More >>
*Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A.
*5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week
This week's list includes lots of last-minute political fundraisers (read: not cheap, but you get to feel good about yourself).
5. Fundraiser for Alan Grayson
With Sarah Silverman, Ri ... More >>
Our list of the best ways to laugh in L.A. this week, including two great storytelling series and two funny Gregs.
5. The Happy Hour Story Experiment
It's free; it's early; and it's the wonderful Melinda Hill and writer Eve Sturges' "experimental hour of storytelling with their fancy, famous frien ... More >>
The leaves are turning, the pumpkin lattes are over-caffeinating and the comedy calendar is packing in shows and releases like snot-nosed children onto the back of a hayride wagon. Here are a few of the upcoming highlights.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a festival unlike any other. The 65-year-old whirlwind event lasts the entire month of August and is essentially a free-for-all: interested performers merely have to book their own venue, travel, and accommodation, then show up, self-promote like mad, and pray you ge ... 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 >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Rachel Rosenthal at 83MICHAEL KEARNS GETS INTIMATEL.A. Weekly's 2007 "Queen of the Angels" Michael Kearns performs his solo performance piece, Intimacies, at the drkrm Gallery and Performance Space in Eagle Rock, 2121 San Fernando ... More >>
Photos and text by Timothy Norris
Or as it's known among some in the know: The 2008 Cuervo Black US Air Guitar Tour, Presented By TouchTunes.
Fans are lined up early. It only happens once a year in Los Angeles and US Air Guitar is back at the Troubadour.
Contestants get the run down and t ... More >>