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No matter what sort of comedy you love, Los Angeles has the club for you. Comedy is king in L.A., for as talented performers make their way to Hollywood to try to win fame and fortune, the comedy cubs around town are the places where they hone their comedy chops – and build their reputations, too. Legendary places like The Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard have played host to everyone from Richard Pryor and George Carlin to Robin Williams and Chelsea Handler, while The Groundlings improv troupe, which has made its home on Melrose Avenue since the 1970s, has helped launch the careers of Lisa Kudrow, Will Farrell, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin, Will Forte and many others. Down in Hermosa Beach at the Comedy & Magic Club, which opened back in 1978, you're likely to see Jay Leno stopping in to do a stand-up routine, or perhaps Jerry Seinfeld or Ray Romano, as well as a host of newcomers hoping to break out. Other popular clubs around town include The Improv, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Acme Comedy Theatre and The Laugh Factory, whose original location on the Sunset Strip still draws big crowds (and has spawned five other outposts in other cities). No matter which one you choose, the laughs will come fast and furious. Note that many clubs in Los Angeles have both a cover charge and a two-drink minimum.