LAist names UCBTLA amongst "The Best Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles"
LAist February 20, 2013
The Best Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles
by Lauren Lloyd
Los Angeles is home to a bounty of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy spaces, be they iconic venues boasting famous faces or intimate rooms modestly perched on a quiet side street. While the rest of the city prides in taking themselves too seriously, there exists a community committed to chortle. Here are nine of L.A.'s best comedy clubs.
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATRE: This bi-coastal comedy spot never stops making Los Angelenos laugh, with affordable shows seven days a week. Housing mostly improv and sketch shows, UCB also has a strong Tuesday and Thursday night stand-up following. And most shows usually sell out. Regular weekly shows in the 92-seat theatre include Harold Night, Doug Loves Movies, Spank, Facebook, Cagematch and ASSSSCAT. The recently departed Comedy Bang! Bang! show, run by Scott Aukerman, gave the biggest names in stand-up the chance to work in front of a smart, hip, young crowd (and was just renewed for its second season by the Independent Film Channel). From Ansari to Galifianakis to Poehler, it's the hip comedy place to be.
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is located at 5919 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, 90028 (323) 908-8702
HOLLYWOOD STUDIO BAR & GRILL
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