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Hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani and co-produced by Nerdist Theater program director Emily V. Gordon, this flagship weekly isn't merely a consistently stellar show but also something akin to a family gathering for those in the comedy know. Highlights include a snack bar, genuinely inquisitive audience interaction and the best up-and-comers alternating between huge names both scheduled and surprise. Which is all another way of saying that hanging out in the scruffy back room of a comic-book shop has never been so justifiably cool. Wednesdays at 8:30, $8. 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd., (323) 851-7223, www.nerdmeltla.com.
7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA