The Los Angeles comedy scene is arguably the best in the world. From stand-up to live podcasts, big name headliners to talented up-and-comers, hilarity is ensuing any night (and early morning) of the week here. Below you’ll find some of the best local comedy show options over the next few months.
February 2, 2018
Lovett or Leave It
Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
hollywood.improv.com

Former President Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett takes the political roundtable to another level with his raucous podcast that’s equal parts punditry and comedy. After this show, “Lovett or Leave It” will be leaving its Hollywood Improv homebase for an extended winter tour so be sure to catch it in L.A. while you can.

February 2, 2018 & March 2, 2018
Tig Has Friends
Largo
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-3050
www.largo-la.com

If you still haven’t gotten over the baffling cancellation of “One Mississippi” take solace in the fact the show’s writer/creator Tig Notaro’s long-running Largo stand-up residency is still going strong. Notaro’s certainly fantastic on her own, but her notable pals ain’t too shabby either.

February 10, 2018
Jay Mohr
Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
Hollywood Improv
www.improv.com

Jay Mohr has been performing stand up comedy since his teens. With a career spanning decades, this comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author will be performing for audiences for two nights in February and on March 3rd. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

February 13, 2018
Jamie Lee
The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-4540
www.thevirgil.com

If you haven’t heard of Jamie Lee, get familiar. This comedian, author and podcast host has made her mark on everything she touches from MTV’s “Girl Code” to her latest turn as the love interest of Pete Holmes on HBO’s “Crashing.” 2018 is certainly shaping up to be Lee’s breakout year and The Virgil is the ideal venue to catch her in her element.

February 22, 2018
My Dad Wrote a Porno
Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(877) 677-4386
www.laorphpheum.com

What would you do if you discovered that your father was the author of a tawdry novel? Well, if you’re Jamie Morton, who actually found himself in that uncomfortable situation, you start a podcast with your friends and share excerpts of the book with the entire world. If you’ve ever wanted to hear the work of Morton’s father Rocky Flintstone (that’s his pen name, for the record) read live, here’s your chance.

March 19-23, 2018
Dylan Moran: Grumbling Mustard
Largo
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-3050
www.largo-la.com

If you missed catching Dylan Moran on his “Off the Hook” tour, don’t fret. The acclaimed Irish writer/actor/comedy genius (as any fan of “Black Books” can attest) will be returning to Largo for five shows featuring brand new material that will showcase Moran’s brilliant wit.

March 31, 2018
John Cleese and the Holy Grail
Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(888) 645-5006
wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com

John Cleese was a founding member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. That’s more than reason enough to catch this comedy icon in the flesh. As an added bonus, Cleese will be screening the comedy masterwork that is “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Even better, he’ll be taking questions from the audience after the film so come prepared.

April 9, 2018
Trailer Park Boys
Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(877) 677-4386
www.laorphpheum.com

Canada has offered its fair share of comedy anti-heroes and the fellas that make up the Trailer Park Boys have certainly kept that freak flag flying. Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles will be making their way down from Nova Scotia to downtown Los Angeles for what their billing as “A F&@ked Evening with the Trailer Park Boys.” Rest assured, the show will most certainly live up to its name.

Article by David Klein.

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