Four years ago, comic Bruce Daniels launched his Tuesday night "Drunk on Stage" show at Silver Lake's Akbar. With little nearby competition, Daniels' show has hosted well-known comics like Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, Kathleen Madigan, and Jennifer Coolidge. Increased Tuesday night sales at Akbar confirm that there's an audience for Silver Lake stand-up -- and money to be made for the venues. News about the success of Daniels' Akbar show must have crept east along Sunset Boulevard like a No. 2 Metro Bus as other bars and restaurants have in recent years launched comedy nights -- and seen their sales increase as well.
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