June 28, 2012
A comic who specializes in a taboo-busting form of mischievously delivered shock and awe, Sarah Silverman's profile isn't quite as sky-high as when she was inspiring complimentary magazine profiles in the wake of her one-woman-show-turned-movie "Jesus Is Magic," but she still has a sharp eye for digging into sacred cows. Here she'll be joined by a roster of guests that includes Natasha Leggero, Eddie Pepitone and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Thurs., 8:30 p.m. $25. http://www.largo-la.com .
June 21, 2012
COMEDY Garfunkel & Oates is a duo of very funny songstresses who will bring big laughs to Largo on Friday. Kate "Oates" Micucci and Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome will sing their hearts out with lyrics as clever as they are witty. Special comedian guests will add sass to the evening. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com.
June 7, 2012
MUSIC There's working-class venom in Kurt Vile's lyrics, and each arrangement is carefully laid out with the most sharply intricate of electric guitar leads. Vile doesn't sing so much as slur, but the feel is one of effortlessness rather than laziness, as if this bitter slacker has no choice but to stand on stage with his guitar. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. largo-la.com.
April 19, 2012
COMEDY Richard Lewis' bone-dry humor has made him a stand-up and TV special staple for years, but he earned a younger fan coterie for his regular "Curb Your Enthusiasm" appearances. This intimate Largo gig is a chance to catch one of the greats in a perfect room for his droll tweaking of society and himself. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $35. largo-la.com.
April 5, 2012
MUSIC The composer Clint Mansell is best known for his haunting, claustrophobic scores to Darren Aronofsky's thrillers. Here he'll perform with the Sonus Quartet to celebrate the release of his new album, a soundtrack to Massey Tajedin's "Last Night. " The group will play from that album and from throughout Mansell's career. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $30. largo-la.com.
March 31, 2012
Nick Offerman's 'American Ham' When : 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where : Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles Cost : $25 Info : (323) 855-0350, http://www.largo-la.com
March 31, 2012 |
"I don't like to call myself a stand-up, because I have friends that are such great stand-ups, and I don't write jokes," said actor Nick Offerman, who showcases his talents this weekend with a show dubbed "American Ham" at Largo at the Coronet. "I suppose it's splitting hairs, but I feel more like a humorist, because my show is anecdotal. " Billed as an evening of "songs and woodworking tips with minor nudity," the show promises to show many sides of Offerman's comedy, which lately is best known in his portrayal of the meat-eating libertarian Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation.
March 25, 2012 |
In the Land of Blood and Honey Sony Blu-ray, $40.99 Writer-director-producer Angelina Jolie's earnest Bosnian war film received more attention than it otherwise might've because of the presence of her name above its title, but it was subject to undue skepticism as well. This is a well-crafted drama, following the tricky relationship between a Serbian soldier played by Goran Kostic and a Muslim prisoner of war played by Zana Marjanovic. Given the grimness of the subject matter, Jolie drains the film of nearly all lightness and thrills, but as with a lot of actors turned directors, she helps her cast find the emotional truth in every scene and builds a compelling story.
March 22, 2012
COMEDY After a split from wife Katy Perry, the libertine British comedian and actor Russell Brand is throwing himself back into his work with a new round of small-show stand-up gigs. His scabrous, self-deprecating tales should be extra-charged at this show. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $25. Largo-la.com.
January 5, 2012
BOOKS The author, comedian and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" regular Jeff Garlin takes the stage with the tattooed punk rock legend, KCRW radio host and spoken word performer Henry Rollins to discuss Rollins' new book, "Occupants. " The visceral, full-color photo book and essay collection documents scenes from around the world during the performer's last few years of travel. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thu. $30. (310) 855-0350. http://www.largo-la.com.