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.
4. El Tenorio Comico 2013
A giant Spanish-language comedy blockbuster. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, Sat., Jan. 12, 8:15 p.m.
3. Real Fun Hang
Mary Faber's “evening of exquisitely rendered complicated human beings that represent basically all of humanity. But it's mostly a parade of delusional white chicks, plus one deity.” Comedy Central Stage, Tues., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
2. Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen
Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal bring their popular comedy-variety show to L.A. from N.Y. With Jane Borden, Jon Daly, Jonah Ray, Paul Scheer. The Virgil, every Mon., 8 p.m.
1. Put Your Hands Together
Yeah, yeah, we all miss Scott Aukerman's long-running Comedy Bang! Bang!, But there's a new Tuesday night comedy mecca, thanks to host Cameron Esposito. In January, may contain Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Greg Proops, Kyle Kinane, Jimmy Pardo, Kumail Nanjiani, among many others. Upright Citizens Brigade, every Tues., 8 p.m.