Stand-up comedy shows in LA: Comedians headlining in LA in February 2013
Explore our detailed calendar of stand-up comedy shows in LA to find out which of your favorite comedians are headlining in Los Angeles this February.
The Wiltern; Friday February 1
A lovably goofy and physical presence, Regan has gained popularity year by year through constant touring, Comedy Central specials and a great number of visits to The Late Show with David Letterman. 7pm; $39.50–$45.
The Emmy-winning Bravo reality show My Life on the D-List helped bump Griffin’s celeb status to, say, a B—but the end of the series hasn’t slowed down this shameless spitfire. She’s been cranking out chatty stand-up specials at a ridiculous rate and popping up on everything from late-night talk shows to Glee. 8pm; $50–$75.
Hollywood Improv; Saturday February 2
Bamford, who's a regular in the late-night talk-show circuit and featured in The Comedians of Comedy, has an understated presence and wickedly good voice work, making her a formidable satirist. hollywood.improv.com. 8, 10pm; $20 plus two-drink minimum.
The Comedy & Magic Club; Thursday February 7
Bob Saget occupies a schizophrenic slot in pop culture. He's primarily known for having played milquetoast everydad Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House and for hosting America's Funniest Home Videos. But then he's also built a reputation as an incredibly raunchy stand-up comedian: an act made more popular thanks to The Aristocrats and his HBO comedy special. comedyandmagicclub.com. 8pm; $25 plus two-drink minimum.
Brad Garrett: Love is Dead
Flappers Comedy Club; Thursday February 14
If you know Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond, be prepared. He's been a stand-up since he was a kid and is relaxed onstage; he just lets it fly, regardless of what the audience may think, and his comedy spares nobody's feelings. flapperscomedy.com. 9pm; $27 plus two-drink minimum.
City National Grove of Anaheim; Friday February 15
The so-called Queen of Mean rules her kingdom with little more than the delectably dastardly raunch that spills from her lips each time she takes to the podium at some knob's Comedy Central roast, during Howard Stern's Sirius radio shows or in her special Long Live the Queen. Truly an equal-opportunity offender, Lampanelli knocks everyone, herself included, with a brutal economy not seen since Don Rickles. citynationalgroveofanaheim.com. 8pm; 46.
Roy Wood Jr.
The Comedy & Magic Club; Tuesday–Wednesday February 19–20
In his stand-up and several albums of prank phone calls, Roy Wood Jr. skips across cultural, racial and social boundaries with a vigor that has made him a fixture on late-night talk shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman and Chelsea Lately. comedyandmagicclub.com. 8pm; $15 plus two-drink minimum.
The Ice House; Tuesday February 19
Since The Man Show went kaput, Carolla has retained enough testosterone for both stand-up and a popular podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. During this podcast taping, he may indulge in a game of "What Can't Adam Complain About?," with a little encouragement—eh, he'll probably do it whether you demand it or not. icehousecomedy.com. 8pm; $30 plus two-drink minimum.
The Ice House; Friday February 22
Long, long before Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad About You and his many film appearances, Jeff Garlin was a touring stand-up. On the mike, he's got a bright, upbeat presence that's easy to connect with, as well as a keen eye that lends his jokes an extra snap. icehousecomedy.com. 8:30, 10:30pm; $20–$27 plus two-drink minimum.
City National Grove of Anaheim; Friday February 22
Between hosting Fear Factor and declaring war on Carlos Mencia for stealing other comics' material, it's tempting to view Rogan as a conflict-hungry sadist. That he may be, but he's also an expressive and relatable stand-up who's been at it for more than 20 years. citynationalgroveofanaheim.com. 8pm; $39.50–$49.50.
The Comedy & Magic Club; Thursday February 28
Former electrical engineer Love may not be the sharpest joke writer, but she exudes a personality big and boisterous enough to make audiences overlook this fact. Her comedy, which has landed her an hour-long Comedy Central special, appeals to a broad swath of people who may not have much experience with stand-up. comedyandmagicclub.com. 8pm; $20 plus two-drink minimum.
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More stand-up comedy shows in LA in February 2013
- Feb 1: Craig Shoemaker at Flappers Comedy Club
- Feb 1: Sinbad at the Canyon Club
- Feb 5: Ian Bagg at the Comedy & Magic Club
- Feb 9: Bobby Collins at the Ice House
- Feb 12: Trevor Noah at the Comedy & Magic Club
- Feb 13: Paul Scheer's "How Did This Get Made?" at Largo
- Feb 17: Aisha Tyler at Flappers Comedy Club
- Feb 21: Jon Lovitz at the Comedy & Magic Club
- Feb 23: "Tracks of My Fears" Tour: An Intimate Evening with Richard Lewis at Largo
- Feb 28: Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller: Bolder and Fresher at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino