Sure, anybody & everybody can go see a show at The Comedy Store or the Laugh Factory, but if you really want to check out the seeds of what LA comedy is becoming (and avoid hordes of tourists) hit some of these lesser-known (and in some cases, completely secret) shows.
Where: East Hollywood
When: Once a month (check Facebook for details)
This comedy show/drinking game in an East Hollywood backyard (wait, wut?) features both the comics and audience saucing it up on free booze while following secret-to-the-comics "drink now" rules made up by the audience (drink every time they bring up drugs! Or sex! Or sexy drugs!). That means headliners like Matt Braunger (from MADtv) & Kyle Kinane (from Comedy Central's Drunk History) have more than a few while they're on stage, which means a rowdy-as-hell show, and, duh, a party-with-the-comics house party afterwards.