'PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE'
The 1959 sci-fi film Plan 9 from Outer Space is a dusty comedy gem: The plot centers on aliens who land on planet Earth armed with extraterrestrial shovels to dig up an army of vampires and zombies who are tasked with stopping humanity from creating a solar-powered bomb that could destroy the universe. It's got everything: intergalactic grave robbers! Man-on-man-ish warfare! Sexy vampires! Bombs! Boobs! Bronze bikinis! Maybe! Add to the mix comedian Dana Gould and master movie riffers Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) onstage providing live commentary, and you're guaranteed to laugh or your money back.* SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, 7 pm, $15, all ages.
There is a very special type of person willing to travel to Kirkland to watch Steve-O perform "comedy." In my life, that person is Uncle Ronnie—a man who plants miniature gardens in trashed toilets and subsists mostly off dog treats and Bud Light. A man other relatives describe as "not quite right in the head" after a serious motorcycle accident years ago. From the press release: "STEVE-O brings his comedy schtick in with a vengence. Who knows what spectacle of entertainment we are in for, not even Steve." Laughs Comedy Spot, Thurs 8:30 pm, Fri–Sat 8 and 10 pm, $25, 18+ early show/21+ late show.
This year's Seattle International Comedy Competition winner, Mike Baldwin, returns to headline in the basement that anointed him a comedy god. As Stranger staffer and SICC judge David Schmader put it, Baldwin's comedy is "smart, inventive, polished but relaxed, and so funny I all but forgot [other comedians] who made me want to hoot at their lameness." Comedy Underground, 8 and 10:30 pm, $15 adv/$20 DOS, Fri–Sat 21+/Sun all ages.