Laugh in LA
Laughter is the best medicine…yadda, yadda, yadda. There’s nothing like watching Bridesmaids for the 320th time just to crack yourself up after a long day, and who doesn’t love gearing up for a girls weekend in Vegas by watching The Hangover? If funny is for you then read on to discover some of LA’s best comedy clubs that will liven up any weekend…and hey, your abs will get a good workout from laughing so hard!
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, 323-908-8702
Funny lady Amy Poehler is one of the founders of this improv center that offers live comedy seven days a week. Affordable and accommodating to all ages, this theater hosts all kinds of entertainment like sketch, stand-up, and talk/variety!
6366 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323-962-7560
Touted as the best improvisation west of Chicago, Improv Olympic not only serves up shows every night, but also bestows adult beverages upon its theatergoers. Everything is always a little funnier after a glass of pinot, right?
7307 Melrose Ave., Mid-City West, 323-934-4747
Known for its unrivaled improv, this sketch comedy theater has been entertaining Angelenos for over 36 years! Also famous for its alumni like Kristen Wiig, Will Farrell, and Lisa Kudrow (just to name a few), The Groundlings has clearly led to a few successful careers. Best of all, anyone can sign up to take classes! Watch out, Tina!
The Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-656-1336 ext. 1
Recognized as the number one Comedy Club in LA by USA Today, this stand-up mecca hosts comedians every night of the week including funnyman Kevin Nealon on Tuesdays. Famous faces like Robin Williams and Tim Allen have performed here. Plus, they have an open mic every Tuesday!
24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, 626-577-1894
Pasadena’s hidden gem isn’t so hidden among comedians. Since 1960, The Ice House has hosted Ellen DeGeneres, George Lopez, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld. Enjoy dinner off their delish menu before the show and get preferred reserved seating five days a week!
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team
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