WEIRD AND AWESOME WITH EMMETT MONTGOMERY
Watching John Travolta cry—live, in person—is one of life's most uncomfortable yet satisfying comic pleasures. As is watching comedians get divorced, a racist mime, a toddler dressed as Marilyn Monroe sing "Happy Birfday Mr. Pwesident," Steve Pool strippercize, a horse eat peanut butter, and a clown literally die from laughter. I have no idea what weird and awesome delights bow-tied walrus/comedian Emmett Montgomery and his child prodigy/cohort Barbara Holm have planned for this month's installment of Weird and Awesome—Montgomery forgot to tell me, or else it's some weird industry secret, who the fuck knows?—but I trust it'll be as good as or better than the aforementioned things. What I do know: Each show features brilliant people doing the things they're really good at doing or stuff they've never done onstage before, plus prizes. In other words: weird and awesome. Annex Theatre, 7:30 pm, $10, all ages.
MEAT AND POTATOES AND/OR SUPER BOWL XLVI
Update: This even has been canceled.
This monthly comedy showcase has three very attractive selling points besides comedy: It is free (freeness!), there are $10 steaks (cheap meat!), and Jameson specials (cheaper booze!) are available. This month, M&P features James Heneghan—who's the funniest comedian/truck driver/ middle-aged batboy you could hope to see—along with Doug Gale, Leah Mansfield, and Brett Hamil. This'll be a solid night of comedy. There's just one cloud on the horizon: "Hey buddy, you do realize that is Super Bowl Sunday," posted Lori Rackstraw, a presumed Lookout employee, on M&P's Facebook page. "We will be showing the game." I can't think of any funnier horror than watching comedians shout jokes at a packed room of football fanatics during the holiest football game in the year. With cheap steak. (Call ahead.) The Lookout, 8 pm, free, 21+.