Comedy minus 47-drink minimums

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So Bill Gates wants to “revolutionize” television, and YouTube wants to share revenue with you to create the next Speak The Hungarian Rapper video. Downside? There will be more crap to wade through to the good stuff. Upside? At least when it comes to comedy, some of the good stuff is still in its pre-video-clip form on stages throughout LA every night of the week. The LA Times recently reviewed many of these “offbeat” venues for sketch, stand-up, and improv (though some are pretty well known). The best part? None of these places have an absurd drink minimum. And some of the improv shows are free, which makes sense. Improv is often more fun to do than to watch, so zero dollars is probably the right price.