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27 Los Angeles Comedy Events to Start 2019 Off With a Laugh

By / January 11, 2019

Sure, you’ve lived and loved — but this year, it’s all about the laughs. From improv skits to hilarious musicals, kick 2019 off with these 27 comedy events in Los Angeles.

Dating Is Hard: A Comedy Game Show

The Pack Theater

This comedic spin on The Dating Game features three comedians competing for the love of one lucky audience member.


Hilarity Live Show

Hollywood Hotel

Hosted by Quincy Johnson II (VH1, Buzzfeed) and Anyi Malik (Hulu, Buzzfeed), Hilarity combines comedy and live music for this one-of-a-kind live show.


Ha Ha Happens Comedy

4712 Lankershim Blvd

This weekly comedy show at The HAHA Cafe in the San Fernando Valley often features surprise appearances by comedy legends like Kevin Hart, Chris D'Elia, and Gabriel Iglesias.

$22 / RSVP
@budurka via Twenty20

Superstar Comedy

The Comedy Store

Head to the main room of The Comedy Store for this show with a two-drink minimum and rotating lineup of local stars.

$24 - $43 / RSVP

UK Comedy Duo EGG

Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe

Catch UK sketch comedy duo EGG, comprised of Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini, at this stateside show at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe.


Sauce: Comedy and Pizza

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Belly laughs and fully bellies are the name of the game at Sauce, DeSano Pizza Bakery's weekly Friday night comedy show.

meatball comedy show

The Meatballs of Comedy

February 22, 8:00 PM

Sal's Restaurant and Comedy Club

Eat — and laugh — your heart out at this Friday night comedy buffet featuring jokes and Italian food at Sal's Restaurant and Comedy Club.

$0 - $5 / RSVP
Liberate Hollywood Crystals

Cosmic Joke

Liberate Hollywood

Join comedian, spiritual mentor, and intuitive Reiki Master Sarah Taylor as she gathers headlining stand-up comics and up-and-coming talent for this cosmic comedy show.

the last comedy show on earth

The Last Comedy Show on Earth

Experience comedy like never before at this underground club in Burbank, known to be a spot where everyone from top talents to up-and-comers can go to practice their craft.

$11 / RSVP
chocolate sundaes

Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show

Laugh Factory Hollywood

The Laugh Factory hosts this comedy show highlighting LA's most talented Black performers.


Miscellaneous Brown’s Karaoke Comedy Spectacular

Brewyard Beer Company

Part stand-up comedy show, part karaoke contest, this event hosted by Erick Esteban AKA Miscellaneous Brown features stand-up comedians performing their material and a karaoke song of their choice.

$0 - $12 / RSVP
suited comedy

Suited Comedy Show

The Comedy Union

The performers aren't the only ones who should suit up for this comedy event — the best-dressed attendees of the night will win two drinks!

$5 / RSVP

The Ice House Comedy Club

January 27, 7:00 PM

The Ice House

This show at The Ice House in Pasadena will feature tricks and treats from comic hypnotist Mark Sweet.


Bottleneck Comedy

NABU Wines

The only thing better than comedy is comedy paired with wine. This holiday-themed comedy show at NABU Wines will feature happy hour specials all night long.

$6 / RSVP
lover's quarrel

Lover’s Quarrel Comedy Show

January 30, 8:00 PM

Prufrock Pizzeria

In this structured comedy show, two comics will take sides of an argument someone had with their partner — better yet, the audience votes on who won the Lover's Quarrel.


Comedy at Absolution

Absolution Brewing Company

Torrance's Absolution Brewing Company hosts this night of comedy featuring Andy Kern, Stephen Briggs, Richard Weiss, and other special guest performers!

$28 / RSVP
fuck this week comedy

F**k This Week Comedy Show

Inner Sanctum Cafe

Did this week suck for you? Attend this comedy show and tell the performers why — they'll reward you with improv based on your suffering.

the six comedy show

Comedy at The Six

The Six Chowhouse

The first Monday of each month, The Six Chowhouse in Studio City hosts this stand-up comedy show.

$0 - $6 / RSVP
giant robot comedy night

Giant Robot Comedy Night

GR2 Art Gallery

Every first Thursday of the month, this free comedy show brings laughter and locals to the GR2 Art Gallery on Sawtelle.

twenty20 singer microphone

Grrrls Comedy Open Mic

Edendale Branch Library

The first Thursday of each month, the Edendale Branch Library features female comics and an open mic night; the show 2/7 will be hosted by Atsuko Okatsuka and that on 3/2 by Danielle Perez.


Full Moon Comedy

Liberate Hollywood

The city's best comedians and top spiritual experts join forces for this transcendent comedy show at Liberate Hollywood.

butt sketch comedy

Butt: A Sketch Comedy Show

Dynasty Typewriter

Two-person sketch act Butt, made up of comics Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens, will perform a show of all-new material for this night at Dynasty Typewriter.

$14 - $19 / RSVP
on deck comedy show

On Deck Comedy Show

Blue Rooster Art Supplies

On Deck! is a BYOB stand-up comedy show in which two teams of comics compete to see who can "knock it out of the park!"

$11 / RSVP

Flavors: Live Jazz and Comedy

Echoes on Pico

Get your laugh and listen on at this afrocentric night featuring comedy by host Wamilele and special guests and live music by local jazz, reggae, and RnB artists.

$12 - $23 / RSVP

More Guns! A New Musical Comedy About the NRA

February 23, 8:30 PM

Second City Studio Theatre

The absurdity of the National Rifle Association's tactics comes to life onstage at this comedic musical with songs like "Good Guy With A Gun," "Everybody Do The Lobby!," and "Liberal Love."

$6 / RSVP

Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy


This all-ages live event hosted by Wendy Liebman in Studio City includes comedy and music acts by locally sourced talent.

$19 / RSVP

Cougar Comedy Night

The Parlor

This night of cougar comedy will feature local female comics like Parker West, Charisse Savarin, Harriet Rose, and Evan Edwards.

$18 / RSVP


Nile Cappello is obsessed with: words, cotton candy, Southern California and eating her way across the world. She’s an online and offline over-sharer, screenwriter, only child and total klutz. She’s an expert in LA coffee shops, iced tea varieties and uncovering compelling and unique true stories.

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