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There's a lot more than just the Super Bowl going on this week. In fact, you could probably skip the big game altogether and just make it a week full of comedy shows. Here are some of the best we've found this week.

Beachwood Cafe Returns with New Look and A Fresh Menu

If you haven't yet stepped into the revamped Beachwood Cafe space, you're already missing out on something. Chef Minh Phan's balanced approach to her food, particularly with a rejuvenated seasonal dinner menu, is slowly working over the once-skeptical neighborhood.

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It's certainly a cold one out there, folks. So if you're looking for an excuse to get in out of the weather (or an excuse to hear comedians stand on stage and complain about the weather themselves), consider one of these great shows happening all over town.

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It's a new year, which means a whole new opportunity to get out and see fantastic free or cheap comedy in Los Angeles. Maybe you made it your New Years' resolution! If not, there's still time to jump on the bandwagon get fit using laugh muscles.

#FindTesla: Search For Missing Silver Lake Dog Goes Viral

Losing a dog in a city the size of Los Angeles can certainly feel like a lonely proposition. There is too much ground to cover, too many shelters to follow up with, and too many major streets for a dog to cross. Thanks to a core group of friends, volunteers and total strangers, one man's campaign to find his dog has gone viral.

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The holidays are here, which means lots of options to spend your money elsewhere. But really, what better gift to give yourself than laughter? Plus, with holiday pageants taking over the comedy scene this week, you can basically do both!

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Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, there's a full week of great comedy going down all over Southern California. From Bill Burr in Brea to Holy F*ck's three-year anniversary party, there's a lot you won't want to miss.

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Just because it's the week of Thanksgiving doesn't mean you shouldn't expect the very best from the L.A. comedy scene. Thankfully, it doesn't disappoint, with another round of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, plenty of stand up, and improv based on your holiday horror stories.

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The LA Comedy Festival continues this week, with plenty of great shows to go see. Of course, there are still plenty of fantastic shows going on all over town as well. Here we go!

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It's the home stretch for political comedy shows, so there's an absolute glut of them this week (most being heavily Obama-favored). In fact, I'm not sure Republicans even laugh, let alone put on comedy shows.

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Don't let anyone tell you where to spend your money. Use it how you will - on comedy shows! Here are our weekly picks aimed at tickling your funny bone.

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It's another week, which means a fresh start to renew those almost-gone New Years vows of seeing as many comedy shows as you can. It's OK; we won't tell.

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This week promises to be a funny one, with the cast of FX's "The League" putting together a show, plus some great charity work being done at El Cid. And Jesse Miller's talk show hits the two-year mark!

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It's time to start ramping up the political comedy! There are plenty of Democrat-skewing shows going on this week (more than we could list), as well as the usual slate of stand up, sketch and improv.

'A Drinking Game' at Next Stage Is Exactly What You Want It To Be

It's not often that a comedy show emerges onto the Los Angeles scene to offer something truly unique. Most dimly lit back room shows fall into one of a few categories: stand up, sketch, or improv. There may be different themes, different ways of extracting the jokes from a given set of parameters, but ultimately the delivery ends up being about the same. Does all that sound boring to you?

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As September draws to a close, consider heading out to one of these fine comedy shows this week to grab a laugh before the fickle fingers of winter takes us all.

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This is an extra-special week for comedy, as the Riot L.A. festival officially kicks off in Downtown Los Angeles. After a hard-fought victory via Kickstarter, the festival earned enough cash to happen, and we all get to reap the rewards.

'Cookbook' Is the Grocery That Echo Park Deserves

Marta Teegan's been in the neighborhood for well over a decade, getting to know the neighbors and finding out what Echo Park really needs. As it turns out, the answer may well be Cookbook.

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All is as it should be, including this week's slate of incredible comedy shows. Conan O'Brien is doing stuff, Hannibal Buress is around, Chris Hardwick is trying new material and Kevin Pollack is telling stories. Yesssss.

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Labor Day has come and will soon be gone, but there are still plenty of ways to make your face smile with laughter this week. A bunch of great indie stand up shows are bringing the heat, and the outlying Improvs (Brea, Ontario and Irvine) must be celebrating early 2000's week, judging by the stand ups they're having out.

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As if the myriad stage shows all over the city aren't enough to normally entice you, FYF Fest's comedy tent will be going strong all weekend with some of the best names in standup. PLUS, Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me shows all week at the Nuart Theater, meaning you've got no excuse (indoor or out) to avoid some great comedy.

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As if there weren't enough great shows happening this week, the Everything Is Festival is headed to Cinefamily for a week of great, oddball stuff. Keep reading for a couple of recommendations.

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Another week of heat is upon us, so why not cool down inside with a nice comedy show or two (dozen)? Here are some of this week's best.

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There's some competitive comedy happening around town this week, but don't worry, everyone still loves each other very much. So much so, in fact, that the Westside Comedy is hosting a love-fest of former Chicago performers. Should be a great time.

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It's another week of fine standup, sketch and improv, from Venice to Brea and everywhere in between. Of particular note is the return of Melgard Mondays, with a fantastic lineup to match.

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Don't let this little, frightened kitten scare you off: there's a lot of great comedy happening this week. Richard Lewis is around, as is Tracy Morgan. The Midnight Show is continuing their sketch show tour, and Garry Shandling is hanging out at Largo. Do it!

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The indie shows are hopping this week, with great stand up and improv from downtown to Hollywood. If you can't find a show to enjoy in this line up, you're probably dead. BUT IF THAT'S TRUE THEN HOW ARE YOU READING THIS?!

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As we continue to run through the weeks of another great summer, stop to smell the comedy roses once in awhile. This week, Humphrey Ker brings back his fantastic WWII-inspired show to the UCB stage, a new monthly stand up show premieres downtown and Long Way Down comes back from the brink.

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As we roll into July, don't forget that this may well be the last summer we ever have, what with that whole pollution/Mayans/Lebron winning a title trifecta we've got going on. Get out, see shows, enjoy it while you can.

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Paul Reiser is doing stand up in Brea, Mike MacDonald needs a new liver and Eddie Izzard wants some feedback tonight. Let's GOOOOOOO! If you've got a show coming up in a few weeks that you'd like to see listed here, email me and we can discuss.

iO West's Updated Bar Deserves Another Round

If you’ve spent any time walking the star-stamped sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd., you’ve certainly passed by iO West dozens of times. Their alumni roster reads like a comedian wish list for television and movie executives, but these days it’s the drinks menu that might just have you craning your neck for a better look.

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Photo courtesy jeffgamble via LAist Flickr. June continues to chug right along, and the best parts of summer are starting to fall upon us. Don't waste these precious days watching Breaking Bad or whatever... go see shows! If you've got an upcoming comedy show you'd like to see listed in the future, email me. I might just come down from my pedestal long enough to reply. MONDAY 6/11 True Story, 7:30p iO West. The...

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There are plenty of great shows this week, with iO West hosting the LA Improv Festival and the LA Fringe Festival kicking around Theater Row on Santa Monica. Plus, the usual suspects like the Nerdist Theater and the Laugh Factory are providing unique one-off shows that shouldn't be missed. So don't miss 'em!

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Time to take a break from the BBQ and plan out your week full of comedy!

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Photo courtesy kristen_neveu_ via LAist Flickr pool. It's a big week for The Little Modern, the semi-new mixed use venue on Santa Monica Blvd. They've got the usual slate of variety shows, stand up nights and podcast tapings, plus a weekend devoted to the LA Indie Improv Festival. It should be a great week for all sorts of comedy, so get out and enjoy some shows. If you've got a show in the future...

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More mold! Photo courtesy eyetwist via LAist Flickr. The Little Modern on Santa Monica Blvd. has put together another great week of indie comedy shows, while the Elephant Theater just down the street hosts The Apple Sisters' album release party. The Dan Band is downtown, Jeselnik is in Irvine, and the regular shows you've come to know and love in LA are all going strong. This is a great week for comedy. If you've...

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There's no stopping comedy in LA. So don't even try. Remember that video of the guy that stole the tank? He tried to stop comedy, and look what happened to him.

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The Hollywood Improv Lab has been putting on some really intriguing stuff for a while, but their space is bursting at the seams this week with more shows than we can dare to list. There's plenty of other stuff around town, too.

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There are plenty of shows all over town this week, from Irvine to Ontario and Hermosa Beach to Burbank. Frank Conniff and Erica Doering bring crazy cartoon comedy to the Steve Allen Theater Monday night. Get out and laugh!

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The LA Comedy Festival starts this week, and there's a bunch of great stuff to get out and see. Elsewhere, Tremendosaur has a couple of shows lined up, and The Apple Sisters are back!

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The Hollywood Improv takes the cake this week, with more great shows than we can legally list here, including a couple of charity shows. Good will all around! If you've got a show you'd like to see listed here in the future, email me.

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It's a weird week for comedy, due in no small part to Easter coming up on Sunday. So, if you've got some free time this week, check out Splitsider's fantastic look at the Los Angeles comedy scene.

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It's a week full of live podcasts and comedy competitions coming to a close, as March fades out in favor of April. If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see listed here, email me!

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It's an improv-heavy week, as the March Madness-style tournament shows continue to gobble up immense amounts of talent from Westwood to East Hollywood. Beyond that, newcomer indie improv shows are putting up a very good showing, meaning there's no better time to get out and see some of the most spontaneous, diverse comedy going.

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We're still in the throes of March and all of its Madness, and this week is no exception. There are St. Patty's shows galore, tournaments abounding, and enough stand up shows to blow the buckle off your top hat.

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It's the first full week in March, which means the comedy competition shows are beginning in earnest. From weekly improv tournaments to a month-long stand up challenge at The Comedy Store, this is the month for comedy to start getting real.

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It's a week full of charity shows for the greater good, so be sure to get out and donate - both your laughs and a few bills. Russell Brand is doing a single show at Largo Monday night and much, much more.

FrankenMatt's 'American Imperil' Dooms America to Laughter

What do you do when you just can't stand the world around you anymore? When the politics of today seem to be dimming the lights on your once-bright future, and the only people who even deign to notice are the smirking corporations? If you're Second City duo FrankenMatt, you put up a comedy show.

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Another great week of comedy has descended upon Los Angeles, so be sure to make some time for a few of the great shows below, including Doug Benson at the Nerdist comedy cave and "A Carlin Home Companion" at the Santa Monica Playhouse.

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This duck sees all. Photo courtesy chickpokipsie via LAist Flickr pool. Tuesday is Valentine's Day, so be sure to treat your significant other right with a night out at a comedy show. Single and jaded? Even better! Try a dose of laughter to cure your emotional ills. As always, if you've got a show you'd like to see listed in the future, just email me. MONDAY 2/13 MTV Showcase, 8p The Laugh Factory. A...

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Just like that, one month is down in our quickening spiral towards the inevitable end of the world in 2012. According to the Mayans, you're running out of time to see good, high-quality comedy, so make this week count before it's too late.

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It's live late night shows galore this week, as ComedySportz and Second City both host their own versions on Friday night. Beyond that, The Whitest Kids U'Know are at Largo and a new stand up show gets up and running at Royal/T in Culver City.

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We're officially out of ideas. Photo by S-Paul45 via LAist Flickr. Yet another big week of comedy is upon us, with Stephen Merchant coming across the pond and putting together three nights at Largo. Be sure to check out the full week, including Bill Maher down in Irvine on Sunday night. If you've got a show coming up that you'd like to see listed, email me and we'll tell jokes over email. Promise. MONDAY...

Agoura Hills' The Lab Brewing Co. Dares You to Name a Better Burger

For all the best burgers is Los Angeles’ talk that gets thrown around the Southern California blogosphere, you’re not likely to hear about many spots outside the city limits. But if The Lab Brewing Company in Agoura Hills has their way, that’ll change soon enough.

Justin Willman's Meltdown Variety Show at the Nerdist Theater is Magic

It seems there’s not much room for magic these days. “Oohs” and “Aahs” have been replaced with narrow-eyed skepticism, while the lovely darkness of simply not knowing something is little more than a Siri answer away. Thankfully, there are guys like Justin Willman out there, trying not to let us ruin all the fun for ourselves.

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There are shows happening everywhere from the beach to Pasadena, so be sure to get out and get happy. Monday night features a rare stand-up-only show on the main stage, featuring Rebecca Corry, Drew Droege and more.

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Photo courtesy photobacarella via LAist Flickr pool. Welcome into 2012, everyone. We've been doing this weekly comedy calendar for too many years to count now, and there aren't any plans to slow down in the near future. So, if you've got shows you'd like to recommend for the near future, email 'em over and you might just find it hear. Otherwise, enjoy yourselves, behave, and laugh like madmen. MONDAY 1/2 True Story, 8:30p iO...

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Just because Christmas is over and New Year's is still a few days away, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great comedy shows around town this week. A lot of regular shows are still in holiday mode, so expect to see fun renditions of some great shows you already know and love.

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While the second half of the week is relatively quiet (considering how this town clears out for the holidays), there's still plenty of great stuff to see, including a Christmas benefit with Patton Oswalt. And, as always, the Laugh Factory is hosting free shows and meals for the underprivileged on Christmas Day, which is simply amazing. Happy holidays, everyone!

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It's holiday party season, where festive folks put on their finery in search of a good time. Why not get a little dolled up and make it out to some of this week's great comedy shows? From Brea to the ocean breakers, comedy abounds. All it's missing is you.

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You can't trust the outdated website, but there *should* be some sort of Eagle Rock Comedy Festival going on this week. Should.

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What better way to whittle away some of those Turkey Day pounds than by racing around town to catch all of the great comedy that's going down.

KCRW Captures Acoustic Ryan Adams for 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

Acoustic shows, by their very nature, are generally quiet affairs. Every chord can hang; every strained note can fall softly to the floor. But when you're Ryan Adams and you open with "Oh My Sweet Carolina" in front of a hundred or so KCRW kids at a studio in Santa Monica, you might as well be belting out vibrato notes in space.

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Just because it's Thanksgiving weekend doesn't mean you can't feast on great comedy! The Comedy Garage is putting together a holiday extravaganza, those wonderful HelloGiggles.com ladies are storytelling at UCB and Jimmy Pardo is raising money for The Smile Train. It really is a season to give thanks.

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It's early in the week, so prep yourself for a week of great comedy shows. If you've got the inside track on some upcoming shows, let me know!

Devil's Night Drive-In Is a Slice of Heaven Downtown

Devil’s Night Drive-In, a monthly downtown movie experience set atop a parking garage, is perhaps your best excuse yet to brave the onslaught of an upcoming autumn night. Whereas other Los Angeles outdoor film screening events pack up almost entirely by Labor Day, Devil’s Night is a year-round affair.

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This just seems dangerous. Photo courtesy puck90 via LAist Flickr pool. With the rain largely gone, it's a great week to get out and enjoy the comedy. There's a good mix of shows offering (what else?) a good mix of stand up and sketch, improv, or music. Beyond that, internet superheroes Harvard Sailing Team are at the Comedy Central Stage and Marc Maron pops his head up a few times. If you've got a...

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Musical comedy is having a moment in LA this week, with no less than three shows devoted to the genre. Don't bring your keyboard around or you might be asked to jump on stage.

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It's that spooky time if year, when Halloween themed shows start popping up in the places you least expect. There's a particularly raucous one going down at the Steve Allen Theater this weekend, while Marc Maron is taping his podcast and hosting a new show at the Laugh Factory this week. Both should be scary good.

Occupy LA Comedy Show Would Like to Make You Rich With Laughter

As the Occupy LA movement continues to bring us face to face with some of the most serious issues plaguing our city today, at least all sides can agree that we could use a good laugh. With that in mind, stand up comic Josh Androsky is hoping to bring some levity (and a bullhorn) to the south steps of City Hall with an open-air comedy show tonight at 5:30pm.

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Halloween is almost upon is! Until such time as goblins and spooky-themed shows take over our landscape, try to get out for some comedy. Tiger Lily continues to bring the pain with a horrifyingly good line up, while Eddie Izzard is doing two shows over at Largo.

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This week is absolutely packed with big shows, from Tiger Lily's 5 Year Anniversary show to the MaximumFun.Org guys putting on a show in Pasadena. No show is too near or too far, to cheap or too expensive. Not when the line ups are this good.

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It's flannel season, which is an immediate boon to the comedy community. Strap on some yourself and get out to one of these great shows.

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It's officially fall, so bundle up with a wrap of laughter this week; there's plenty to keep you warm Monday through Sunday.

Roof Top Humor: 'It's A Long Way Down' Brings Comedy to New Heights

Between the police helicopters and white-hot dual beams denoting the latest club opening (don’t cross the streams!), our city is downright diluted with light pollution. One place you wouldn’t always expect to see a few shining lamps streaming skyward, though, would be an apartment complex just off the 405 in Culver City. You’d be even more surprised to find a really inventive comedy show happening on the roof.

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It's the first full week of September and you're likely riding high after a three day weekend. Why not keep the blood flowing with any one of this week's great comedy shows. Stand up, improv and sketch are all out in full force. Check it!

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Don't let those calendars fool you, summer is still here! And with it, plenty of opportunities for great comedy. It's going to be an extended Labor Day weekend for most, so get out and enjoy yourselves with a superb week of shows.

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August is winding down, and with it, the impenetrable highs of summer. Soon it will be chilly at night and everyone will be saving their money for Christmas, so make this week count. Get out, see shows, and laugh like no one's watching. That's the saying, right?

What You Missed at the Brew at the Zoo Beer Fest

For as advanced as we humans are, it’s a wonder that it took us this long to come up with the idea of Brew at the Zoo, last weekend’s craft beer bonanza at the LA Zoo. As the sun went down on Friday, a few local bands turned up the sound and a few thousand hop-heads turned up at the front gates of the zoo for a taste of the taps from more than a dozen craft brewers.

'Jesse Miller Talk Show' Brings Character to Hollywood Improv

Outside of Groundlings or the occasional Upright Citizens Brigade one-person show, most live comedy shows in Los Angeles eschew the cloak of true character in favor of the thin veneer of an accent or slight affectation. Well, if Andre Hyland had his way, he’d change all that. Or not.

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This summer is slowing down for absolutely no one, so you might as well try to grab the damn thing and hold on. If you're looking for a firm handhold on some fun summer activities for this week, check our comedy show calendar listings.

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Photo courtesy cultureshlock via LAist Flickr Pool. As of today, August is here, so why not try to beat the upcoming heat with some indoor sports - like comedy. There are a ton of great shows that are guaranteed to keep you begging to stay in out of sun. Check it! As always, email me if you'd like to get a show listed here in the future. MONDAY 8/1 Pretty Bird Duo Tournament -...

Mohawk Bend Promises Craft Beer Revolution in Echo Park

Echo Park's Mohawk Bend is so well thought out, such a carefully executed vision, that more than a few minutes in the long-shuttered former theater will have you smiling at owner Tony Yanow himself and saying “I’ll have what he’s having”.

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Another strong week of comedy is upon us, including great showings by the Comedy Central Stage and Largo. Possible summertime highlight? Melgard Mondays is moving to the patio for some great stand up under the stars. Get out, get get involved, and get yourself a case of the giggles.

HotHouse Comedy: The Best Free Show You Can't Get Into

HotHouse is a different show altogether. No velvet rope, not a square inch of advertisement, and no tickets at the door. You won’t find show reviews, photos, tweets, texts, sexts or anything else, from the audience or the performers. Just a stand up venue that comics know well and love to get booked on, because for once there’s an event in town that’s not built on hype. Go figure.

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Photo courtesy lord-jim via LAist Flickr pool. The LAst Laugh weekly comedy calendar is back, and just in time! This week is filled with amazing comedy, from Largo to the Bootleg Theater and every imaginable cranny in between. God, 'cranny' is a gross word. If you'd like to see a show listed here in the future, just email me and we'll see what we can do! MONDAY 7/18 Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar...

A Park a Day: Topanga State Park

July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.

Frolic!: Yet Another Downtown Comedy Show to Flock To

It’s hard enough to produce, book, and then promote your indie stand up show in any neighborhood in Los Angeles, to say nothing of shoving it downtown into a venue that tells you right in the name you might not be willing to make the weeknight trip: Far Bar. Between the thin alleyway entrance and the proximity to the deliciousness of Daikokuya, it’s a wonder any of the comics ever find their way into Frolic.

Navitat Canopy Adventures Bringing Zip Lines to LA County

Already sitting more than a mile above sea level, Wrightwood, CA offers Mountain High ski resort, close proximity to Mt. Baldy, and about 4,000 hardy full-time residents. So what, exactly, is there to do in this mile-high mountain town when the winter powder melts away? Surprisingly, the answer is: go higher.

A Mouthful: 4 of L.A.'s Top Comics Talk Comedy Over Burgers

It's a pretty simple formula: comics who aren't exactly starving these days + gourmet burgers = great food and better conversation. Recently, LAist sat down with Paul Scheer, Dave Holmes, Steve Agee and TJ Miller to discuss everything from the current state of comedy on television, life in L.A., and those shows that almost made them quit. The burgers - an LAist favorite from Susan Feniger's Street - weren't bad, either.

'Brunch' Stand Up Show Cracks Jokes But No New Eggs

Matt Braunger at Brunch. Photo courtesy Sam Varela. In this town, you’ll spot about as many new burger places as you will alternative stand up comedy shows. That is, a lot; especially along Sunset Boulevard as it drags its way from the beach to Elysian Park. (OK, maybe Pacific Palisades isn’t a hotbed of comedy, but you get the idea). So when The Park on Sunset in Echo Park - with their fantastic Wednesday...

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Photo courtesy ~db~ via LAist Flickr pool. As the week slows down in anticipation of the July Fourth holiday, you can expect a great mix of shows to be heating up. Gravid Water is back at UCB on Sunday, Largo has Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Greg Behrendt and more - all tonight. Oh, and Albert Brooks is at the Writers Bloc. Good golly! If you'd like to tell me I'm doing a great job,...

'Groundlings State Penitentiary' Fails to Keep You Locked In

The name Groundlings is ubiquitous to not only the comedy landscape of Los Angeles, but to all of America. As a smallish school along a particularly shop-heavy strip of Melrose, Groundlings has helped to usher in fresh face after fresh face to the homes of millions of Americans.

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Summer! Photo courtesy lars-5 via LAist Flickr pool. The 4th isn't quite here yet, so don't skip out on some amazing comedy this week (and upcoming weekend). With the LA Fringe Festival in full swing, there are plenty of great shows to go see; not to mention the local favorites like Tiger Lily. Do it! If you'd like to submit a show onto this weekly calendar, shoot me an email. MONDAY 6/20 Harmontown, 8p...

A Very Airy 'Tartuffe' at Theatricum Botanicum

Elmire and Tartuffe. Photo courtesy Miriam Geer. ‘Tartuffe’, the 17th century French comedy by noted playwright Molière, can certainly be a bit heavy-handed at times. Written largely as a critical piece against the then-current Louis XIV administration (oh, how time flies), the play tackles themes of religious piety, virtuous behavior, and out and out sexuality - all in a few thousand rhyming couplets. Of course, the writing is a superb reflection of the times,...

Super Serious Show Makes Funny Its Business

Daniel Tosh at the Super Serious Show. Photo by Wei Shi for Super Serious Show. We’ve come so far together, us comedy folks. Time was, the ‘alternative’ stand up scene meant practically anything outside of a dedicated club, from rented out basement theaters to milk crate seating in the back of a Denny’s. Enter: Joel Mandelkorn… and a whole bunch of other people, actually - including co-producers Mandee Johnson and Betsy Koch. The point...

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Photo courtesy theuglyyou via LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr pool. June gloom can’t last forever, right guys? But if it does, don’t be afraid to step inside and catch some amazing comedy from any number of location, and an wide array of comedians. There’s tons to be on the lookout for this week, including Jeff Garlin at Meltdown Comics, a killer night of stand up at Far Bar downtown, and the great folks...

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Aww. Photo courtesy dopey via LAist Flickr pool. Welcome back, folks! Now that you're nice and rested, you should all be looking forward to a week full of laughs. We've got the start of the iO West comedy festival, a few stand up headliners crisscrossing the So Cal landscape, and the always amazing Jesse Miller Talk Show. Get out, get laughs, get invested. If you'd like to tell me about some shows coming up...

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Get it! Photo courtesy sfxeric It's Memorial Day, which officially ushers in a summer full of BBQs, beach parties... and comedy! So why not honor the summer tradition with some amazing shows this week. Adam Carolla, Aries Spears, BILLY CONNOLLY?! Not to mention a few long-time great shows, like Sit N' Spin, to keep you satiated as the summer swings into full gear. If you'd like to see a show listed here, email me....

Summer Starts Tonight: Outdoor Cinema Food Fest Returns

Photo courtesy OCFF, by Lisa Rose. It’s Saturday, May 28th - Memorial Day weekend for those of you keeping track at home - which means if you’re reading this, you might just be looking for something to do tonight. Now, don’t be ashamed; one of the benefits of living in a city like Los Angeles is that there’s so many options, all the time. And when the trifecta of food, movies, and the outdoors...

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