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.
5. The Incubator
Sean Conroy and Kyle Kinane present this "open mic but without all the uncomfortable silence, crickets and yawning." Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics, Mon., Dec. 17, 9 p.m.
4. The Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian
Jackie and Bil Dwyer talk golf in a supremely dorky fashion. Nerdmelt at ... More >>
This week's list includes two great Eddies, Izzard and Pepitone.
5. Paul Scheer Sexy Christmas Spectacular
Paul Scheer promises his "famous celebrity friends will tell you the true meaning of Christmas and the other December holidays that don't really count." With Ed Helms, Casey Wilson, Rob Hueb ... More >>
Two of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
When Kumail Nanjiani was 18, he came halfway around the world from Karachi, Pakistan, to one of the whitest places on Earth, Grinnell College in Iowa. Appropriately, at 34, he' ... More >>
It's an unusual but exciting time for the L.A. comedy scene. For the most part the Big Three Hollywood clubs (The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Improv) continue chugging along with more traditional shows and mainstream audiences, while younger, subjectively hipper, and more "alternative" t ... More >>
Dianne GarciaKaren Gillan and Matt SmithSee more photos in "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Preview Night," "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Day One," "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Day Two."
You will all have to forgive me for breaking the fourth wall of blogger "voice" for this one. The third person just wo ... More >>
Nicole CamposDustin David aims his propeller limbs at Jonah Ray's recycling.
Just one week from today, geek brethren: Matthew Vaughn's much anticipated, controversial, madder-than-a-hatter and -- judging by the early reactions -- all-but-assured cult classic adaptation of Mark Millar's Kick-A ... More >>
Erin Broadley(L-R) Nerdists Chris Hardwick, Adam Savage, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray at LargoThat venerable 21st century form of entertainment known as the podcast can be as wonderful (so much variety... and usually, free!) as it is frustrating. With hundreds upon hundreds of podcasts available o ... More >>
I am a nerd. I am also a stand-up comic. With this information it should be no surprise that one of my favorite comedy venues in town is not actually a comedy venue, but rather a comic book store. Once a month, the legendary Meltdown Comics shines like a nerdly beacon in a sea of hesher-filled guita ... More >>
Philadelphia-based group Man Man has played Los Angeles enough to develop a taste for horchata, but not not so frequently that they can claim to have ordered 2 a.m. tacos from a truck parked off of Sunset Blvd. And so the band was welcomed back with a fiesta held in a rope-guarded corner of the Ech ... More >>
There is so much to be excited about the F Yeah Fest that I don't know where to begin. Let's start with Negative Approach, one of the great old school dirt punk bands. Or Toronto's Fucked Up, whose "Year of the Pig" EP from last year was an absolute epic marriage of hardcore punk and rock opera th ... More >>
Comedy Meltdown 2: Electric Boogaloo
Meltdown Comics, January 25th
Who needs too-tightly packed tables and a two drink minimum, especially if there’s an option to pick up a Buffy The Vampire Slayer omnibus and a maquette of Sub-Mariner before the show? Arguably LA’s best recurring comedy show ... More >>