08/13/2010 02:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Silver Lake Stand Up Comedy In Restaurants And Bars

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.