Last night, James Franco was the guest of dishonor at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (airing Labor Day) at Culver Studios in Culver City. The network normally roasts celebs who've become pop culture punch lines, like Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, Donald Trump and David Hasselhoff. Sure, Fran ... More >>
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 >>
In our list of best comedy shows this week ... some famous people, and some non-famous ones, too. 5. Don't Tell My Mother "True stories you'd never want your mom to know" with With Baron Vaughn, Annabelle Gurwitch, Hasan Minhaj, Claire Titelman, Nikki Levy, who will tell the story about "of cuttin ... More >>
A standing crowd of 200 welcomed L.A.'s newest alternative-comedy offering, lauded New York City transplant Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen, to The Virgil cocktail bar Monday night. Nattily-dressed titular duo Kurt Braunohler (IFC's Bunk, Chelsea Lately) and Kristen Schaal (30 Rock, Flight of the Conc ... More >>
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 >>
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.
This week's list includes lots of political humor: 5. Risk! 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 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.
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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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