January Comedy Guide

Wanna get some laughs but don't know where to go, check out these tips!

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January Highlights

The Naughty Show

Thursday, January 27 10pm

Hollywood Improv


Sam Tripoli serves as ringmaster for this variety show straight from Sodom & Gomorrah. Sketch comedy, stand-up, mind-blowing pole dancing, porn star fan mail, songs, videos and the Golden Schlong Award make this one of the most fun ways to spend a couple of hours with your clothes on.

The Walsh Brothers Show

Tuesday, Jan 25 11 pm

UCB Theater - UCBTheater.com

The phrase “alt comedy” gets thrown around a lot. But the Walsh Brothers put on a show that's truly something different and exciting. Absurd characters, “are they serious?” sketches and straight stand up are all on tap for this rocking good time.

This is Not Happening

Feb 3rd

Hollywood Improv

(also appearing at Sketchfest in SF Jan 21 & 22)

Ari Shaffir produces this monthly event that lets great comedians stretch themselves a little and just tell a story. There's still plenty of laughs, though, as each one spins a great yarn on the chosen topic like fights, drugs, love, or run-ins with the law.


Everyday Awesomeness

There's great comedy every day, check out these regular shows and great performers

Meltdown Show

Wednesdays 8:30 pm - $8

Meltdown Comics - 7522 Sunset (at Gardner) - comedymeltdown.com

Nerd alert! Smart comedy from funny folks like Moshe Kasher, Kyle Kinane, Jackie Kashian, Rob Delaney and hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray. Hey, it's in the back of a comic book shop, what did you expect?

Red Rock Comedy

Sundays 9 pm - $5 suggested donation

8782 Sunset (at Holloway)

Dinah Leffert & Classy Lauren Brenner have assembled some of the most fun comedians around - like Shawn Halpin, Eliot Chang, Kato Kaelin (yes, that one!), Bryan Callen and The Greg Wilson – to keep you laughing while you get good and drunk

Barris Kennedy Overdrive

Nightly – Late Night at The Comedy Store

If you crossed Behind The Music, Spinal Tap and Milli Vanilli you still wouldn't have any idea of the awesomeness Don Barris has assembled as the nightly closing act, a band from Los Angeles, California called the Barris/Kenndey + Overdrive.  Between medleys of songs from KISS, Prince, NIN, Lady GaGa. OutKast and more, a picture of the history of the band emerges and you might even be invited to join them onstage as a backup dancer.

Potluck at The Comedy Store

Sunday & Mondays 7 pm – Free before 9


40 comics in one night? Yep, that's right. Starting at 7 pm with an open mic, followed by two hours of young comics doing 3 minute sets and ending with hours of pop-ins from folks like Ari Shaffir, Nick Youssef, Natasha Leggero, and Leslie Jones

Comedy Juice at the Improv

Wednesdays, 10 pm - $14


Stellar lineup every week & bustling post-show bar scene. What to I mean by “stellar”? Well, how about Doug Benson, Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, Nick Kroll, and Jeffrey Ross.

Music Jam at The Laugh Factory

Jan 11 & 25 10 pm - $20


I like to say comics are insecure little rock stars, but these guys are actual musicians. Some of the best acts who use music to help make you laugh including Casual Mafia, MC Mr Napkins, Mark Eddie and host Josh Macuga.

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