THURS–FRI 7/28–29

KYLE CEASE

A lot of people really like Kyle Cease. He was in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You with Heath Ledger, who is dead now. The Parlor Collection, Bellevue, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri 7:30 and 10 pm, $15–$30, 21+.

SAT–SUN 7/30–31

CHARLES: THE ACE OF BASS

I just saw these gentlemen—the two-man sketch group Charles—for the first time at Laff Hole the other night (there was a banjo!), and they were the kind of funny that won't stick around Seattle for long. (Los Angeles is already trying to yoink them from us—Charles won "Best Solo or Duo" in the LA Comedy Festival last month.) Also featuring Ubiquitous They, also good. The Satori Loft, 8:30 pm, $10.

SUNDAY 7/31

MAKE ME FUNNY

Have you always wanted to be a standup comedian but don't know where to start? First of all, something is wrong with you. Doing standup comedy is a slow, soul-crushing death. Second of all, CHECK THIS SHIT OUT: "The game is simple: Every month we choose three contestants at random and place them with a team of two comedians each. The teams are then split off and the comedians have very little time to coach the contestants and help craft a 5 minute set using suggestions from the audience." Then prizes happen! Also, sorry in advance about your soul. Comedy Underground, 8:30 pm, $5, all ages.

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MONDAY 8/1

EXPENSIVE GENES WITH BILLY WAYNE DAVIS

Billy Wayne Davis calls himself a "thinking man's hillbilly," so if you are a thinking man (or woman) looking for a hillbilly, have I got a show for you! It's Billy Wayne Davis. In case that wasn't clear. This show will feature a bunch of outstanding local funnymen including Owen Straw, David Tveite, Kevin Clark, Travis Vogt, Yogi Paliwal, and Ahamefule J. Oluo; and one funnywoman, Michelle Leigh. Tell all your thinking friends who are also people who like hillbillies. El Corazón, 8:30 pm, $7, 21+.