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Comedy has never been stronger in Los Angeles. Stand-ups are moving to the city in droves, improv comedy is starting to become (gasp!) a viable way to kick in the entertainment industry door, and sketch comedy is leading to deals at Saturday Night Live, IFC, Comedy Central and beyond. The wealth of hometown success that has risen from L.A.'s storied comedy history is remarkable. And what's better still: It's all available for you to see, live and in person, seven nights a week.
The list below represents the ten best comedy venues in Los Angeles. There are stand up rooms, improv spaces and long-running stages that have been defining comedy here for more than a generation. Depending on the night and the show, you can catch a national headliner for $5 cash, or be across town working through a two-drink minimum when Louis CK walks through the door, looking for some stage time. But if you're just looking to laugh, any of these places will do.
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