For the better part of two years now, Comedy Meltdown has offered one of the most consistently fantastic laugh lineups in town, overtaking the gallery space in the rear of the mighty Meltdown Comics on Sunset once a month with a reliably killer slate of standups, which has featured Dana Gould, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and a ton more. It's with a sad typeface, then, that we have to impart the news that this month's Comedy Meltdown Grand Finale is likely to be the last for a while: Booker extraordinaire Linda Pine is putting the show on hiatus, and though you shouldn't count ComMelt out yet, you should definitely be there on Friday to send it off with a bang. Paul F. Tompkins headlines, which is reason enough to get your yucks in, as well as the free frosty beer included with the cover charge. Plus, you can get your Christmas shopping done for the beloved comic-book geeks in your life at the same time.

Fri., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., 2009

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