The site that once held the notorious club Ciro morphed into the Comedy Store in 1972. It's a must-visit just for the history alone. Three separate stages host a monstrous array of stand-ups more or less every night of the week. (Check the website for precise times.) Sometimes the acts reek of comedic desperation, but that smell is never sweeter than in the place where it belongs. It's the heart of Hollywood on the Sunset Strip, and where many comedians launched their careers. The show rooms are haunted by the ghosts of Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman. Marc Maron was the door man here. 'Nuff said.
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8433 Sunset Blvd
|Price:||free-$20; 2-drink min.|
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Whether you're a tourist or a native of LA, the Comedy Store is a prime place to spend an evening. This place has been a landmark since the 70s and has been a stage for comedy's greatest. The patio bar is a fun place to hang out before, after, or during the show, making the Store a great hangout for the entire night. In addition to the cover fee, there's a 2 drink minimum inside. I suggest buying tickets ahead of time and showing up when the doors open. Your tickets are released if you don't arrive 45 minutes into the show.