Everything L.A. Comedians Need to Know for November 2017

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Before you dive headfirst into the holiday season, lighten up with a laugh or two (or three) this month. Below is a roundup of the best L.A. has to offer in November.


Every month the all-female improv group Wild Horses (Stephanie Allyne, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, and Erin Whitehead), invite a special guest to join them for a chat followed by an improvised show based off that talk. Darrell Britt-Gibson (The Wire, You’re the Worst) will join them on Nov. 4 at UCB Franklin.

If you’re looking to see some comedy while supporting a good cause, check out The Special Occasionally Show at Nerdmelt, which will feature comedians Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher and more. Proceeds from this show will benefit Trans Lifeline, the only crisis line dedicated specifically to the needs of the trans and gender non-conforming community.

Ever wonder what The “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” would look like if it were written, directed, produced and performed entirely by women? Then check out Late Night with Jimmy Fallopian Tubes on Nov. 18 at UCB Sunset. This live show includes everything from monologues to video segments to interviews and games that require audience participation. If you’d like get involved as a writer or performer, email jimmyfallopiantubes@gmail.com.

Comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher have been married for just over a year and feel like they’re experts on relationships and marriage. On their Honeymoon Tour, they perform standup and offer relationship advice to all of the couples in the audience. They’ll be stopping by Hollywood Improv on Nov. 25.

Chris Rock is a four-time Emmy winner and has two upcoming Netflix specials. He’s currently on tour with his new show Total Blackout and will be stopping at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available here.


The first-ever Vulture Festival Los Angeles is happening on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Hollywood Roosevelt with select events at other venues. The fest will feature panels, screenings, cast reunions, and a live comedy show. The star-studded lineup will include the stars of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Rachel Bloom of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and Zach Galifianakis. In addition, Pete Holmes will host a live show at UCB Franklin made up of comedians from Vulture’s annual list of up-and-coming comedic talent.


If you’re an actor looking to add more footage to your comedy reel, check out this casting call for a short comedy about a romantic rendezvous gone awry. They are looking for actors with a good sense of comedy who aren’t afraid to get a little crazy.

A comedic web series that follows the story of a single, lesbian woman on a journey to motherhood is currently accepting submissions. Check out the casting call on Backstage.

For those of you who can sing and dance, a production company is seeking a lead actor/host for educational YouTube videos as well as to perform in live shows at schools around L.A. Check out the casting notice here.


If you’re looking to spice up your comedy classes, consider a storytelling, musical improv, or character class at UCB. The classes start in early Nov., so be sure to sign up soon.

Eric Moneypenny, best known for “The Eric Andre Show,” teaches Intro to Sketch at the Pack Theater in Hollywood for all levels.

For those who want to dive headfirst into iO training or are in town for just a couple of months, check out the three-week intensive at iO West. You’ll learn everything about improv at iO, with the class culminating in a performance on the mainstage. Each week is taught by a different one of iO’s instructors. Check out this intensive along with other classes here.

Check out Backstage’s Los Angeles audition listings!