Living in Los Angeles, one of the easiest things to find is a comedy show. I mean, with the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store taking up large storefronts, not to mention all the little places like the Canyon Club or Upright Citizens Brigade, you’ve got your pick of the litter.

But if you go to places with these recognizable names, you’ve overlooked one of the best comedy troupes on the streets of Los Angeles right now. And you should be ashamed of yourself.

Slow Children Crossing hasn’t been getting the kind of attention that say, “SNL,” gets, but that’s no excuse! The L.A.-based troupe is comprised of founder Brett Butler (a former “Sealab: 2021” actor), Alem Sapp (Butler’s barfly friend of How High fame), Destini Meshack (from BET’s “Played by Fame”), Tiffany Thomas (“The Boondocks”) and Saudia Rashed (“The New Guy”). The quintet has been performing together for the last three years, playing shows at comedy festivals and competitions across the country, but their home turf is at Los Angeles’ Theatre Asylum (6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles).

Unrestricted by normal classifications (I mean, they have a token white guy!), Slow Children Crossing brings new thrills to the stand-up scene. With skits and musical numbers about politics, horses, racism, slavery, cupcakes and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.

The best part is that they’ve got a clever sense of humor, combined with a quick-paced show that will turn all your expectations upside down. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that this sketch comedy group is funnier than a barrel full of clownfish, either.

Slow Children Crossing will perform Nov. 2-8, Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5 at Lounge Theatre, located at 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, visit