Pop/Rock

Pete Holmes

When: Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. 2012

If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy and you haven’t taken in a comedy show at The High Watt yet, you’re messing up hard. Mercy Lounge’s baby sister has only a handful of stand-up shows under her belt — including gigs by notable comics like Neal Brennan and Kyle Kinane – but they’ve gone off astonishingly well. High Watt is making a name for itself as a reliable source of charmingly offbeat bar-room comedy, and this month’s booking of comedian/podcaster Pete Holmes is no exception. Last year’s Impregnated With Wonder cemented Holmes as an absurdist everyman — starting off on relatable subjects (Facebook! Fun dads! The ennui of YouTube comments!) before driving them off a cliff of shrill madness that’s as funny as it is completely nuts. Catch him now before he’s blowing up theaters.

Lance Conzett

Price: $15

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