LA comedy calendar
Fierce and fly stand-up Greta Titelman takes the stage at the Virgil for this storytelling showcase. Sit back, grab a drink and listen to the diva’s darkest—and most hilarious—personal tales. Mitra Jouhari opens.
Need any further evidence that comedy's lowbrow is becoming accepted in the hallowed halls of high culture? Silverman will bring her acerbic, off-color act to Largo at the Coronet.
Swing by Largo for Hanging with Paul Scheer, a live comedy show from the How Did This Get Made co-host that features a revolving lineup of comedians and musical guests.
This chipper comic with a mad, braying laugh has been hosting a great podcast, You Made It Weird, and working for late-night shows such as Conan as well as his own (now defunct) series. All the while, he's been growing stronger and smarter as a stand-up, willing to go to great, goofy lengths to get the audience on his side.
Arguably L.A.’s two finest improv performers, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), team up together for this long form two-man show.
Watch relationships crumble and classic tunes come alive during “Don’t Stop! The Misadventures of Fleetwood Mac.” This scripted musical comedy at Largo captures the band in its pompous, raucous prime.
Oswalt, who starred as a nerdy tollbooth guy in Big Fan and a nerdy foodie rat in Ratatouille, is a dork-delighting stand-up. His carefully crafted turns of phrase have always revealed him to be as much a writer as a performer, but his blistering rants about food, film and the asshats of the world keep even the uninitiated in rapt attention.
Ross is a patron saint of the L.A.’s indie stand-up scene, running some of its most iconic shows, including Good Heroin and the now-defunct Holy Fuck. His humor is simultaneously despairing and hopeful, offering lessons from someone who calls himself “loud and smart and dumb.” See him record his first album with a pair of shows at the Echo in February.
The actors (including Thomas Middleditch) speak in faux British accents, employ Elizabethan-era speech and play up any number of Shakespearean tropes, yet this hugely popular Chicago show is anything but gimmicky. Good improv rises above.
Devilish Pittsburgh-born comic Anthony Jeselnik is a dark, deranged stand-up, telling smartly constructed near-the-knuckle jokes. He's had his own Comedy Central series, 'The Jeselnik Offensive' (geddit?) which has landed him in trouble a bunch of times. You'll find yourself laughing at his so-wrong-they're-right jokes before you even get a chance to wince. Shockingly funny.
Ansari shot quickly through the stand-up ranks following his start on MTV’s Human Giant and career-making turns in Judd Apatow’s Funny People and NBC’s Parks and Recreation; the stand-up soon found himself headling arenas with tales about 50 Cent and his cousin Harris and starring in his own lauded Netflix show, Master of None. Ansari returns to the stage for a theater tour following sexual misconduct allegations that arose early in 2018.
The Scottish comedian turns family hardships into moving, hilarious commentary with his personal take on black humor.