Joker, actor, and composer Ahamefule J. Oluo...
Joker, actor, and composer Ahamefule J. Oluo... Lindy West

The jazz trumpeter, comedian, and now actor (see him in my forthcoming film, Thin Skin), Ahamefule J. Oluo, will be among those performing at tonight's Joketellers Unions comedy show at the Clock-Out Lounge.

I have been to two of these events—produced by Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery—and both shows presented excellent comics from a wide spectrum of experience. I was also impressed by the fact that one of the shows happened during Seattle's snowpocalypse, and yet a good number of people braved the bad weather to enjoy a good laugh. If you have not been to a Joketellers Union, I recommend you make tonight the night that you lose your innocence and become a part of what I consider to be one of the more special regular events in Seattle. And it's on Beacon Hill. And Hamil and Mongomery are great hosts. And Oluo has new jokes.