Standup comedy hasn't evolved much since the glory days of ventriloquist and puppet. Every so often, there's a Gallagher smashing watermelons or a musical funnyman like Jack Black, but for the most part, comedy is a dude on a stage with a microphone, plodding through a joke-punchline-new-joke routine. Boring!
Well, all that is about to change. Here in our very own city, one Adam Cayton-Holland (full disclosure: You may know him as Westword's What's So Funny? columnist) has put together an experimental comedy event known simply and mysteriously as Los Cómicos Super Hilariosos. So far, after two shows, one person has been thrown out of the building and another has left in disgust. "I consider that a complete success," Cayton-Holland says.
Catch the show tonight, and the last Thursday of each month, at the Old Curtis Street Bar, 2100 Curtis Street. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and the cover is $5; visit www.myspace.com/adamcaytonholland for info.
Last Friday of every month, 9 p.m., 2008