Best Upcoming Comedy Shows In L.A.

Los Angeles is the greatest city on the planet to catch a comedy show. On any given night you can bear witness to an A-list standup performing a surprise club set, sharp improv teams creating hilarity on the spot, or an up-and-coming comic getting discovered in the back of a Los Feliz Chinese restaurant. Below you’ll find a list of some of the best upcoming comedy options.

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Jim Gaffigan
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 235-9614
theatre.acehotel.com
Dates: September 7-9, 2017

If you’re still mourning the loss of Jim Gaffigan’s criminally underrated semi-autobiographical TV Land sitcom, there’s some good news. The family and food-obsessed comic will be bringing his Noble Ape tour to downtown Los Angeles for four sure to be gut-busting shows (he’ll be doing double duty on Saturday). Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the all-time great comedians perform in one of the city’s best venues.

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The Muppets Take the Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Dates: September 8-10, 2017

Celebrate the legacy of Jim Henson with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzy, and the gang at this can’t miss event. For over 60 (yes 60!) years the Muppets have been a source of joy, laughter, and even a few tears for multiple generations. Their performance at the Bowl is sure to be packed with plenty of laughs and songs, as well as a few special guests. Be sure to stick around for the post-show fireworks.

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Jim Jefferies
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3636
www.longbeachcc.com
Date: August 26, 2017

This Australian stand-up has made a name for himself stateside in recent years with his popular Netflix special “Freedumb” and weekly Comedy Central series “The Jim Jefferies Show.” And let’s never forget, he’s the guy who told Piers Morgan to take a hike in not so many words during an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Jefferies is sure to provide a healthy dose of his caustic, no-filter take on current events during the Long Beach stop of his “The Unusual Punishment” tour. Brace yourselves.

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Tig Has Friends
Largo
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-3050
www.largo-la.com
Date: September 1, 2017

Watching Tig Notaro perform live is always a treat but getting a chance to see her at the venue where she performed her legendary “I have Cancer” set is extra special. Ever since that career-defining evening Notaro’s (almost) monthly Largo show has become one of the city’s must-see nights of stand-up and this upcoming show should be no exception. Expect raw, painfully funny anecdotes from the “One Mississippi” star as well as sets from her notable pals.

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Chris D’Elia
Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
www.improv.com
Date: August 19, 2017

No stranger to the LA comedy club scene, Chris D’Elia holds the distinction of being Justin Bieber’s favorite comedian – but please don’t hold that against him. As D’Elia’s star has risen to national headliner status, his local appearances have become more of a rarity. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the “Whitney” and “Undateable” star in the relatively intimate confines of the historic Hollywood Improv.

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How Did This Get Made?
Largo at The Coronet
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-3050
www.largo-la.com
Date: September 1, 2017

This live taping of Paul Scheer’s brilliant podcast is always a hot ticket and for good reason. The premise for the show is something everyone can relate to: Scheer, along with his wife June Diane-Raphael, “The League” co-star Jason Mantzoukas, and rotating special guests (Nick Kroll, Abbi Jacobson, and Ilana Glazer recently stopped by) watch a terrible flick and ponder “how did this get made?” Movies have included everything from “Terminator Ninja” and “The Star Wars Holiday Special” so prepare for an evening equal parts awful and amazing.

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Darrell Hammond
The Comedy & Magic Club
1018 Hermosa Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-1193
www.comedyandmagicclub.com
Date: August 10, 2017

Plenty of big names have emerged from the star-making machine that is “Saturday Night Live,” but few have left their mark on the four decades-plus running sketch show than Darrell Hammond. His uncanny ability to hilariously channel everyone from Bill Clinton to Sean Connery is forever embedded into the fabric of SNL. Hammond will be bringing that impressive impersonation arsenal to the South Bay when he headlines at Hermosa Beach’s Comedy & Magic Club. No guarantees, but maybe, just maybe he’ll even unleash his Donald Trump.

Article by David Klein.
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