I hate to write about one club in comparison to others, but The Laugh Factory really does complete the triangle of the Big 3 in LA (Comedy Store and Improv, being the other 2).  It feels very organized and professional without being too corporate.  It has a good mix of Big Name headliner shows along with nights when you can see 8 great comedians whose names you just might not have seen on TV (yet).  There's really not a bad seat in the house (though a few more tables would be nice).  The only thing I don't like is the lack of a bar/mingling area where audience members can interact with the performers after the show.  But that's really only a concern for groupies and nerds like me, as a normal audience member,I think the arrangement of the club makes the performers onstage feel most accessible of any in LA.  And you can often get free or discounted tickets through offers on Facebook or Twitter.

8001 Sunset Bl

Los Angeles CA

(323) 656-1336

http://www.laughfactory.com/content/club.html

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Maybe it was a Mayan curse, but Sal's came to a screeching halt in December 2012.  

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I've got a bit of a love-hate thing going on with the Improv.  It's got its own dysfunctional issues like any Comedy venue, but is actually a pretty tight ship.  "Professional" and "Corporate" are words people often use to describe it.  The upside is that they book a lot of great talent.  The downside is that it lacks that crazy, free-for-all vibe I love at Sal's or the Comedy Store.  I'm also not a big fan of the seating arrangement - there are some fantastic seats and some really awkward ones.  But this is probably the place you want to bring your family and friends to when they are visiting from out of town so they can go home and say "Oh my god, do you know who we saw?"

8162 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046-7013

 (323) 651-2583

 

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If the Store was a dude, he'd be my boyfriend.  Well, no, probably my regular booty call.  the Store doesn't seem like the type to settle down.  But damn are we compatible.  Every night, there are over a dozen rocking comics in the Original Room - and you can get FREE entry with online coupons available from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr or the Comedy Store Tumblr.  There are also fantastic shows most nights in the Main Room and the Belly Room.  Plus it has a front bar right on the Sunset Strip where there's a good chance you'll be able to compliment the guy you just saw onstage.

8433 West Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90069-1993

(323) 650-6268‎

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