Los Angeles is one of the most vibrant and active entertainment cities in the world, but is it also where live comedy comes to thrive. Chicago would probably beg to differ, but it seems that while the Second City is a breeding ground for all the greats, where they are able to cut their teeth in front of discerning comedy audiences, comedians inevitably make the move to either LA or NYC to further develop their careers. One thing about Chicago though, it is also the only place where you are guaranteed to see comedians before they’re famous.
LA’s comedy scene is a mix of veterans, unknowns, and up-and-comers, many of which have come from Chicago. Some of the most recent transplants have brought in a wave of new shows, nearly every night of the week that are well worth your time.
Here are some highlights: