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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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.
Barbara Holliday"In a city that is mostly 'showcase' clubs, it's a nice change of pace to be able to do a full hour-long headline set in front of good, appreciative crowds." So says comedian and podcaster Jimmy Pardo. He was talking to us about Flappers, a nightclub that opened in September ... More >>
Doug SadlerHost Howard Kremer, guest Zach Galifianakis and co-host Kulap Vilaysack fart up, err chart up the room on the podcast Who Charted? As the Buggles once forecasted in their 1980s pop single: "Video Killed the Radio Star." Today, it's more accurate to say that the podcast resurrecte ... More >>
The kids you made fun of in high school: All grown up, and richer than you. When you hear the name Conan O'Brien, you probably picture the man who single-handedly rallied America's youth against Jay Leno, revenge after Leno took back the Tonight Show gig that, only nine months earlier, he'd l ... More >>
Questioning the comedians at Yuk-Fest and the premiere of Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoons
Deep in the heart of Echo Park, surrounded by taco trucks and fruit vendors, cash-only dive bars and my ex-boyfriends, there exists a Time Travel Mart off Sunset Boulevard that supplies an array of collectibles one might need (or want) from the past or future; collectibles like human emotion chips f ... More >>
What to do in Los Angeles this week
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