Laugh more, live longer! From the Comedy Store to Laugh Factory to lowkey improv theatres, Los Angeles comedy scene is a vibrant universe. We all love our veterans of the industry, including Judd Appatow, Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, and many more. However, with so many new comedians, including stand-up, improv, (former) Vine and YouTube stars, comedy clubs have become even more entertaining and attention grabbing. Here is a list of up-and-coming L.A. comedians to watch this year:
Joel Kim Booster
Booster was born in Chicago. His skeptical point of view and quiet charisma are winning over the indie scene in L.A. You can come and see Joel Kim Booster in Asian AF on January 19 at UCB Sunset.
Kimberly Clark’s strong opinions coincide well with her fearless wit. Clark will be an opening act for Jimmy Shubert at Flappers Burbank, on Jan 19 and 20.
Estrada is an Angeleno himself – born in South Los Angeles. His speciality is a mix of urban stand-up and indie shows. His performances mainly center around the experience of being a child in gang culture who liked comic books and punk rock instead. You can come and see Chris Estrada perform on January 21 at ChatterBox Comedy.
Going against the industry standards is what Caitlin Gil does best. Her stand-up is quite refreshing. To see the list of her shows, click here.
James Austin Johnson
Johnson’s depth of perspective and unique personal experience combines well with his deadpan delivery. His stand-up tells his story as a Christian comedian in the South. You can come and see James Austin Johnson every Wednesday night at 9pm at Rod Stewart Live at La Cuevita in Highland Park.