Two solo comedies by our betters to the north. First: Boat Load, by Ontario's Jayson McDonald, about a desperate actor and a very sick cat. Second: Boom, by Bellingham's Andrew Connor, about a nostalgic bomb maker and his fraught relationship with his hometown. Connor is the taller and more agile half of the Cody Rivers Show, who've been shortlisted for a Stranger Genius Award. If Boom is only half as funny as Cody Rivers, it will still be twice as funny as anything else. (Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave S, 800-838-3006. 7 pm, $15.)