LA comedy calendar
Partake in an evening that’s party comedy show and part live dating experience during All My Single Friends. Here’s the gist: All attendees wear a sticker that says whether they’re taken or up for grabs while comedians Avra Friedman and Daliya Karnofsky host interviews with singles and comedians. After the show—and a couple of tequila shots—single attendees jot down who they’re interested in and the hosts reach out on their behalf. Use the promo code HOT for $5 off tickets.
Every Saturday and Sunday, the UCB franchise's longest-running, most beloved showcase starts when a base cast of the theater's current top-brass—including founding UCB members Matt Walsh, Matt Besser and Ian Roberts—takes the stage. Then they introduce the surprise celebrity alumnae and friends who will be joining them (think Horatio Sanz, Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally). And finally, another special guest takes the stage, a non-improviser (think Flea, Cat Power, Rebel Wilson, Lena Dunham) who opens the show with a personal story, that's deftly mined for laughs by the players. But you have to go to find out who's there—that's part of the fun. Looking for a cheap night out? Sunday shows are free, but seating is first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early.
Infuse your thirsty Thursday with some late-night comedy at Westlake's Hayworth Theater. Comedian Aparna Nancherla, who you might recognize from her recent Netflix special or role in Corporate on Comedy Central, has carved out a niche with her wonderfully dry, laid-back delivery.
With his crackling energy, simmering rage and trademark “uninformed logic,” Burr is simply one of the best comics working. As his specials Why Do I Do This? and Let It Go attest, Burr is at his best when positing notions that no sane person could possibly agree with (at least not in public), and then winning the crowd over, joke by joke and laugh by laugh.