Onstage, Anthony Jeselnik is unlikeable, dirty and downright disturbing. And that's just the way he prefers it. Known for teaching the old-timers a trick or two on the Comedy Central Roasts of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr, his new TV show with the cable channel, The Jeselnik Offensi ... More >>
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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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Q: What has a hundred thumbs and loves dead moms?
A: Fifty comedians crammed on a stage at the Downtown Independent Theater, that's who.
For the third year in a row, 50 of L.A.'s favorite weird and edgy and off-beat comedians told their first jokes of the new year in rapid two-minute succession ... More >>
This week's list includes lots of political humor:
Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes host horrifying stories on the topic of "Eek!" from Cindy Chupack (writer, Modern Family), Dava Krause (writer/performer, Inappropriate Fairy Tales), Matteson Perry (host, The Moth), Dominic Dierkes (writer, ... More >>
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 >>
Live comedy is once again enjoying a boom period, even if some of the bigger clubs and bloated chains around the country are going bust. Thanks to the internet's generous enabling of DIY promotion, production, talent booking and ticketing, who needs a humorless industry gatekeeper when one can simpl ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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