"As a gay man and a comedian, I've always found it funny that those worlds—comedy and being gay—[couldn't] intersect more," explains Hullabaloo producer Rick Taylor. "So [my partner] and I created this show to bring the comedy community over to the drag community and introduce them." The Holiday Hullabaloo that results is charming: Local comics like Derek Sheen and Barbara Holm (and her ukulele) perform 10-minute sets, holly-decked drag queens strut their stuff, and Taylor recites his annual rendition of "'Twas the Night Before Gay Christmas" ("'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the gay bar/All the creatures were stirring because that's how gays are/The condoms were hung by the vending machine with care/In hopes that leather Santa soon would be there/The twinks were dancing and wearing their Keds/While visions of sugar daddies danced in their heads..."). Best yet, the show benefits the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan—those immensely compassionate, beautifully scary nuns who raise money to help homeless and queer youth, among other social service projects. (Another reason to love the Sisters—they draw the line at celibacy. We all have our limits.) Julia's on Broadway, 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 21+.

FRIDAY 12/16


Fuck Wonderful—Christmas is easily the Most Depressing Time of the Year, a time most people feel culturally obligated to spend long, dark evenings trapped in small houses making polite conversation with drunks, Catholics, and Herman Cain supporters. But don't sweat—there's an upside to the season, and it's called Godwin's Law of Comedy: Tragedy + Booze + Time + Santa Hat + Nazi + Grandpa ÷ Felching + Open Mic = Laughs. Almost everyone has at least one genuinely funny family holiday story, and everyone else needs a good laugh, which makes this prime time to hit up the local comedy open mics. You'll see Seattle's up-and-coming comedians telling personal stories about funny shit that'll help lift you out of the holiday funk while you can enjoy a drink, a snack, and a laugh. The People's Republic Kafe, 8 pm, free, all ages.