Acme Comedy Theatre
135 N. LaBrea, (323) 852-0202. Beautiful 99-seat proscenium theatre space, handicapped access, valet parking. Shows Fri-Sun.

The Artists Studio
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 364-4500. Free comedy improv workshops each Tues Thurs at 7:30pm and Sun at noon, hosted by Jerome Cleary.
Bang Improv Studio
457 N. Fairfax Ave., (323) 653-6886. Performance space and teaching studio dedicated to the on-going study of improvisation with shows Thurs- Sat. Box office opens half-hour before showtime.
Comedy Central Stage At the Hudson
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard., (323) 960-5519
Theatre space for comedians, actors writers at all professional levels to develop ideas, while also giving them the chance to hone polish their material in front of a live audience. Free shows most nights. (Reservations required).
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Second City Studio Theatre
8156 Melrose Ave. (323) 658-8190. Providing an environment where both students and professionals can learn, explore, expand and showcase their talents applying the distinctive Second City style. Performances almost every night of the week.
Groundling Theatre
7307 Melrose Ave. (323) 934-9700. Improvisational sketch theatre claiming many talented alumni in the national comedy arena, including Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Julia Sweeney, Jon Lovitz, Will Ferrell, and Cheri Oteri. Shows Weds-Sun evenings. Offering training for adults, plus summer workshops for teens.
Improv Olympic West
6366 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 962-7560. The Los Angeles arm of the world-famous ImprovOlympic Chicago, presents some of the best improvisation performances and training west of the Windy City. Shows seven nights a week, with free “Harold” Wednesdays.
McCadden Place Theatre
1157 N. McCadden Place, (323) 463-2942. Lawrin Joe's Sketchy Weekends, Sat 24pm, Sun 79pm. Plus Sketch Comedy Weekend Aug 21-24.
National Comedy Theatre
733 Seward St., (323) 856-4796. Formally the Melrose Theatre and HBO Workspace, this 90-seat theatre has been extensively renovated. Home to ComedySportz performing Thurs - Sat. (see FAMILY)
Next Stage Tres Stage
1523 N. La Brea., (323) 850-7827. Shows workshops on two stages. Home of the Berubians Improv group.
Sierra Stage
1444 N. Sierra Bonita Ave. (323) 932-1161. Intimate 25-seat theatre, Home to “Sitcoms Blow” Fri-Sat 8 10pm.
The Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd., (323) 656-6225. Outrageous comedy every night on three different stages. Breeding ground for comics like Richard Pryor, Roseanne, and Jim Carey. See hottest up and coming talent, as well as comedy legends in the place that started it all.
The Improvisation
8162 Melrose Ave., (323) 651-2583. Showcasing the funniest knowns and unknowns nightly. Home to true professionals like, Drew Carrey, Kevin Nealon, Jerry Seinfeld, and David Spade. Dinner available.
Laugh Factory
8001 W. Sunset Blvd., (323) 656-1336. Enjoy America’s top comedy stars as well as rising new talent every night. See comedians from “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brian” and other TV shows.
Bungalow Club
7174 Melrose Ave., (323) 964-9494. Cheap Laughs, every Weds, 8:30pm. No Cover.
1160 Bar Lounge at the Ramada Inn
1160 N. Vermont Ave., (323) 660-1788. Comedy Lounge shows.
Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub.
8240 W Sunset Blvd (323) 656-0100. Every Tuesday, Jay Davis hosts one of the hottest comedy nights in Hollywood, and it’s free.
M Bar
1253 N. Vine St., (323) 856-0036. Stand-up comedy Mon-Thurs. Reservations recommended.
861 N. LaCienega Blvd., (323) 350-9189. Home of “Six”, a show with six stand-up comics Tues 9pm.
2138 Hillhurst Ave. (323) 666-8666. Jokes from the Underground, Thurs 7:30pm.
Bliss Café
1249 Vine St., (323) 962-2986. Open mic Mon Weds, 7:30pm sign-up, 8pm show.
Buzz Coffeehouse
8000 Sunset Blvd., (323) 656-7460 8200 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 650-7742. Revolving monthly art exhibits.
Espresso Mi Cultura
5625 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 461-0808. Book coffeehouse offers a selection of Chicano/Latino books, folk art gift items. Acoustic Guitar Wed at 9pm. Open mic 2nd Sun of every month.
The Green Room
6752 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 860-0775. Live music, call for schedule.
Highland Grounds
742 N. Highland Ave., (323) 466-1507. The "eclectic music policy" features a variety of live acoustic music Tues-Sun along with art exhibits, fresh coffee and a fine menu.
1866 N. Vermont Ave. (323) 664-7500. Poetry open mic Sun at 8:30pm. Comedy Fridays at 9:45pm.
Dawson’s Book Shop
535 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323) 469-2186. Photo gallery and book shop. “Los Angeles Salon,” a forum for discussion on the arts, culture and history of Southern California, on selected Saturdays. Rotating photo exhibition every 2nd month. Call for schedule.
Greenway Court Theatre
544 N. Fairfax Ave., (323) 655-7679. Da’ Poetry Lounge, Tuesdays at 9pm-midnight, free. (See MUSIC THEATRE)
L. Ron Hubbard Gallery
7051 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 466-3310
Pulp Fiction Adventure Series theatrical presentation selected Saturdays at 8pm, call to RSVP.
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave., (323) 660-1175. Independent bookstore “reborn” at the site of the former Chatterton’s in Los Feliz. An open, airy space where authors talk about books.
Wells Fargo
1714 N. Vermont, (323) 661-6163. Les Michaels hosts open-mic Mondays for cabaret singers. Sign-up at 8:30pm, show at 9pm.