5 Best Comedy Shows in L.A. This Week
Another great week for live comedy, including Florence Henderson and a comedy smackdown.
5. Garfunkel and Oates
The wickedly funny and adorable duo of Riki Lindhome and ukulele-player Kate Micucci celebrate their fourth anniversary and the release of their new Slippery When Moist CD. Largo at the Coronet, Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
4. EX(IT) Wounds
Promised: "The best (but not necessarily the brightest) real life break-up letters into a comic cabaret of songs, spoken word, dance, and even puppetry." With Anthony DeVries, Lauren McCarthy, Burl Moseley Nikki Muller, Molly Neylan and Peter Staloch. IO West, Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.
3. Found Magazine: My Heart is An Idiot
Found magazine's Davy Rothbart brings crumpled, stinky hilarity from the gutter to you. He'll also read from his new book of essays My Heart is an Idiot, and brother Peter will play Found-related songs. Largo at the Coronet, Wed., Oct., 17, 8 p.m.
2. Joke Machine
Just what comedy needs: bloodshed! This "roast-meets-gameshow juggernaut" features comics performing a minute of new material on the spot. With Eddie Pepitone vs. Ron Lynch vs. David Taylor. Hosted by Bil Dwyer, announced by Tom Sharpe. Meltdown Comics, Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.
1. Celebrity Autobiography
Celebrity-penned prose read by Laraine Newman, Roger Bart, Florence Henderson, Colin Hanks, Rita Wilson, Eugene Pack and others. Acme Comedy Theatre, Sun., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.