On your next night out with friends in Los Angeles, trade the tension of the office for a barrage of punch lines at one of the city’s best comedy clubs. The Ice House offers a mix of seasoned pros and some of the best up-and-coming comedians in the biz, so no matter what night you show up you’re guaranteed a veritable laugh-fest. Take a table in the historic space, which dates back to 1960–eons in LA time. Sip a cocktail as you revel in the carefully-constructed jokes and stories. This place is a bit of a workshop, where comics refine their material before hitting the big time, so you just might have a jump on the water-cooler jokes of tomorrow. When it comes to the new faces—especially the opening acts—give them extra love. They’re working hard. Sit close to the stage and surround the performers with lots of good vibes to fuel their fire. They know they have to prove their mettle to get to the next level, and with a little push from your positive energy, the results can be glorious. The Ice House is intimate enough that you can give your favorite comic a high-five as he or she leaps off the stage. And when you see them headlining a hit network show, you can take some of the credit.