This Pasadena establishment has been a mainstay in the comedy scene since 1960. Surreptitiously located near a dumpster in an alley off of a one-way street, the spot has welcomed everyone from George Carlin to George Lopez over the years. The club's $7 for seven comics showcase every Thursday night may just be one of the best deals in LA. A two-drink minimum is enforced, plus dinner is now on offer; if you eat before the show you'll get saved preferred seats in the intimate theater. The Ice House has two showrooms and even serves the community it its own way by hosting a comedy traffic school to make you laugh while working off a ticket; the fee includes a pair of tickets to an upcoming show at the House as well.