After five years of hosting stand-up show “Keep It Clean” at Public House, comedian JC Coccoli decided it was time to revamp the Monday late-night concept by booking comedians not just from L.A. but also from around the country and overseas. “Being around L.A. for so long, I see the same lineups. But now I’m booking people who are blowing up in Canada or blowing up in Australia, and it opens up the range,” says Coccoli, whose new show, Fringe, has been dubbed “comedy with bangs.” As with every Fringe show, comedians are encouraged to use wigs and props, while Public House foots the bill for the audience’s pizza and beer. A sports bar might be an unlikely place for fringe comedy, but it’s all part of the concept, Coccoli says. “I want it to feel like if Andy Warhol had a weird comedy club in his Factory inside a very bro’d-out bar.” Public House, 1739 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; Mondays, 10 p.m.; free, with passed donation bucket. (323) 663-1739, facebook.com/FringeMondayNights.
Venue: 1739 Public House