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Best Upcoming Comedy Shows In Los Angeles

February 17, 2014 5:00 AM

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If you have never gone to a comedy show, there is no lack of opportunity in the Southland. If you have, then you already know that. These five selections are chosen for their showcasing of new talents with adult themes. Major metropolitan areas, especially Los Angeles, are meccas for aspiring and establishing comedians ready to break into the big time. These selections offer a deeper sense of the great talent it takes to make people laugh and it’s a break from reality that is good for the soul.

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The Hollywood Improv Open Mic
8162 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
Date: Feb. 25, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.

Improvisational comedy is always great fun. For adults, and with free admission, this premiere venue for improvisational comedy is a free-for-all non-stop blast of the Southland’s best up-and-coming comedic talent. And if you are up to it, you can take a chance and do your comedy skit. Sign up before 5:40 p.m. for the drawing to perform and if you go for the show, be prepared for a wide variety of genres covering every possible angle. The Hollywood Improv has been entertaining audiences for for over 50 years.

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Westside Comedy Theater – Unnecessary Evil
1323-A 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850
Date: Feb. 28, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Neel Nanda is just now busting out across the country, and he’s proving that comedy can be a profession. From New York City to LA, and from Chicago to Atlanta, his steam of comedic consciousness is an unnecessary evil. With straight-faced delivery, he covers adult themes in classic stand-up style. Seeing the world from a personal and self-deprecating point of view, he weaves in not necessarily true stores about his experiences and others. Unnecessary Evil is a continuing stand-up comedy showcase for the Southland hosted by Nanda.

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NerdMelt Showroom – The Meltdown
7522 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Date: Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.

The widely popular Comedy Central Channel airs “The Meltdown,” and this is an opportunity to be in the audience. You are likely to be videoed as you react to the show because cameras will be rolling. The lineups have always proven to be “amazing” and having a “blast” is guaranteed. Lasting about two hours, the line up starts at 9pm. There is a dress code, you must bring an ID and be ready to sign a waver in case you appear on camera. RSVP, and plan on an unforgettable night as part of a nationally aired comedy show.

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The Comedy Store – Crazee Cindy’s Comedy Show
8433 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 650-6268
Date: March 08, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

Cindy Liebman creates an “environment” of “fun, fun, and more fun” with some of the best comedic talent available in the Southland. These up-and-comers are ready, willing and poised to launch careers and are intent on making the audience “laugh their heads off.” Liebman has produced and hosted comedy shows for over a decade and a half and has a keen eye for budding talent in both NYC and LA. The comedy is adult themed and there is a “two drink” minimum per person. Clickherefor ticket information.

Related:Best Comedy Clubs In Los Angeles

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Largo at the Coronet – Thrilling Adventure Hour
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
(310) 855-0350
Date: April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Inspired by old-time radio serials, parodies of every genre possible turn comedic. Horror and sci-fi parodies are especially satirized. The Thrilling Adventure Hourinstantly gained a cult following a few years ago. And it continues to perform new shows in period costume, in character and on a radio stage. A production is held monthly at the Coronet as “live audio theater.” Each show has three segments punctuated with old-time song and commercial parodies. This unique format delivers comedy from angles difficult in stand-up.

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Robert Cuthbert is a freelance writer covering all things Los Angeles. His work can be found on
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