LA's Best Clubs For Stand-Up Comedy
July 31, 2009 at 11:41 AM
Judd Apatow’s latest film, Funny People, opens today with a pretty sure bet at dominating the weekend box office (did you read ‘Judd Apatow’s latest film’?) Unfortunately, the tale of two LA-based comedians played by Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen is getting mostly less-than-stellar reviews. But whether or not the movie and its parade of comic cameos (Sarah Silverman, Eminem, James Taylor) delivers the laughs, we’ve got stand-up on our minds and figured we’d take a look at LA’s best bets for live comedy.
Comedy & Magic Club: This Hermosa Beach standby is one of the most likely spots for big-time star sightings. Jay Leno has a standing Sunday night gig and everyone from Jim Carrey to Jerry Seinfeld have been known to stop by unannounced. And if they bomb, you can always catch the magicians.
The Ice House: Dating back to the 1960’s, this former ice warehouse is worth the trek out to Pasadena for the roster of consistently funny up-and-comers. Admission is free if you eat first at the on-site Comics Restaurant.
The Improv: This club is featured in the film, and there’s a reason why—Sandler has performed here in real life too, as have plenty of serious funny people, from David Letterman to Drew Carey.
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