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The Comedy Scene of LA

By Jake Effman

November 2021

I’ve loved comedy my whole life, and I have been waiting to turn 21 for 1 reason only, to go to comedy clubs. LA is a comedy capital of the world and so I knew what I was going to be doing when I landed on the West Coast. Quite literally the first night I was here I met some friends at The Laugh Factory for a show.  Over the last 2 months I have been to nearly 10 shows spanning from comedy clubs to theaters. The experience of being in a comedy club, laughing along with 50 other people packed into a small room is unlike anything else I’ve experienced. Everyone is there to get away from the seriousness of life and just laugh for 2 hours. You get to see new comics before the blow up and veteran comics who are masters of their craft, all in one night. It all feels personal since the room is so small. I went to a show at a club known as The Comedy Store, and I was able to see Bill Burr, one of my favorite comics of all time. I’ve seen him on TV and on Netflix but at The Comedy Store he was less than 20 feet away from me. It made for a once in a lifetime experience, I’ll never forget. If you’re a fan of comedy, go to clubs in LA.