Dynasty Typewriter’s revitalization of the the Hayworth Theatre couldn’t have come at a better time: The 200-seat performance space absorbed many of the top-notch shows and talent that frequented the then-just-shuttered NerdMelt and the Steve Allen Theater. Now, it’s simply the alt comedy space to hit up in L.A., bringing a steady mix of up-and-comers and shockingly huge stars. Adam Sandler and Hannah Gadsby have mounted residencies here, while podcast recordings and stand-up showcases occupy a more typical weekly lineup.
Based on the sheer volume of stand-up comedy shows that happen in Los Angeles on any given night, it’s safe to say we’re the center of the comedy universe. So how do you choose where to go? (Especially as some longstanding venues have gone dark, while at the same time shows increasingly pop up in unconventional venues.)
We’ve made things a bit easier by picking out the very best comedy clubs in L.A., including Sunset Strip venues where you’ll catch well-known names and live podcast tapings, plus spots as diverse as an old-school haunt in West Hollywood, a laid-back bar in Northeast L.A. and an intimate theater on the edge of Koreatown.
Bring your sense of humor and prepare to laugh the night away at the best comedy clubs in L.A.
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