For the purposes of this site, Los Angeles includes DTLA, down to Long Beach up to the Valley including Burbank and east but not as far as Ontario.
The OC not only has the theme parks, but they also have comedy. Check out shows without braving the traffic to go into LA.
Since the closing of Comedy Night in 2015, there isn't a lot of choice. There is one line for private events.
San Diego / LaJolla
The southernmost area of Southern California is both beautiful and funny.
Santa Barbara / Ventura / Thousand Oaks
The area northwest of Los Angeles is filled with fun and hard-working people as well as fun and not hard-working people.