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This is probably the least comprehensive section ever, it feels like in LA every comedian is running a room in some bar or coffee shop.  So, here's just a sampling...

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Comedy Juice

One of the best shows in town in terms of total high score.  It draws a lot of Big Names and mainstream hot young talent, there's enough room for a little bit of unknown and less mainstream from time to time and the bar scene in front is hopping thanks to the omnipresent "Industry."  Plus, there's usually a huge pop-in like Craig Robinson, Dane Cook, Jeff Ross or Dave Attell.  It's one of the two shows I'd be most likely to bring out of town guests to.

Wednesdays at 10 pm

At the Hollywood Improv


Comedy Monsoon

A great show in a great room, run by Robby Slowki and Nick Hoff.  At Monsoon Cafe in Santa Monica, this show features big names like TJ Miller and Brendan T Gleasan along with some hysterical younger comedians like Chris Levkulich and Casey Balsham.  Tab;e reservations available with a full bar and sushi menu.

Mondays at 8:30 pm


Monsoon Cafe
1212 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, California






Make your way through the bright shiny objects in the Meltdown Comic Store on Sunset to the huddled dark gallery in the back and wonder "They're putting on a comedy show here?"  But the always sold-out crowd will convince you that you're in the right place.  Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon bring together some of the smartest, most entertaining comics around - TJ Miller, David Koechner, Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Jackie Kashian and more bring their best to this intimate environment.  The beer is free and food is always waiting outside from one of our fine city's fabulous food trucks.  Plus, follow Meltdown Show on Twitter and win VIP status - primo seating and beer delivery all night long.  Every Wednesday in the Meltdown Comics Gallery.