Stand-up comedy, coming up Sunday


So you know that recurring dream, the oneĀ  in which you arrive at a pizza place to do stand-up comedy but there's no one there, so you end up attempting to amuse three guys who are obsessing on pepperoni and one who's worried about wi-fi and ....

OK, maybe that is a bit specific, but it's my current concern. Long ago, I agreed to be in a stand-up comedy contest, because ... well, it was way in the future (April 22) and nothing to worry about. Now the future is almost here and I worry about whether anyone will be there.

This will be in Lansing, Mich. If you're not in Lansing -- or don't really care about stand-up -- please go to my previous blogs on "American Idol," "Heaven's Rain," Kathy Griffin andĀ  such.

If you are interested, though, let me repeat the basics:

-- When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday (April 22). Strange Bedfellow hosts and performs; at 6:30
p.m., there will be a drawing to see what order the four stand-ups will
perform in.

-- Where: Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town.

-- Cost: No cover charge.

-- Stand-ups: Jonathan Stars, Melik, Dolo and me. This will be my second
stand-up gig ever and my first in at least 15 years; I'm pacing myself.