L.A. abounds with clubs and bars where comedians work relentlessly, night after night. Whether they bomb or kill, they improve, slowly. It’s grueling work and pays off for only a handful—and we’re betting that’ll be the case for these local standouts. Here’s our annual list of the best talent breaking through right now.
See our picks perform onstage during Time Out L.A.’s Comics to Watch LIVE.
Photographs by Mandee Johnson Photography | @mandeephoto