Wednesday Comedy Highlights (4/20/2011)

Griffin Daley and Co @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 8 PM. 21+. $10. Brendan Lynch, Brian King, Justin Harrison, Lydia Popovich and headliner Emily Heller. Hosted by Griffin Daley. [North Beach Comedy, Potent Line Up.]

420 Comedy Smoke-Tacular @ the San Jose Improv. 62 S. 2nd St. San Jose. 7 PM. $12. 18+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Kris Tinkle, Conor Kellicutt, Rob F. Martinez, Dan R. Wilson, and Danny Acosta. Hosted by Kevin O’Shea. [No garnish needed for this one]

Sylvan Productions Open-Mic @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9 PM.

Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G. 

High-Larious Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. Featuring Mike Spiegelman, Duat Mai, Dan Edwards, Kristee Ono, Susan Maletta and more. Hosted by David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. 

The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister, Sean Keane, Alex Koll and guests: Jake Weisman, Dave Ross and Shawn Pearlman.

Ignore that other, number-based occasion going on this Wednesday and roll to The Dark Room to help us celebrate our huge deuce! The Business turns two this week and we couldn’t be prouder of our little trainwreck. In honor of this new leaf, we’ve got a roster that’s packed hella fat. We’ve imported three strains of kind buds from LA to perform for you, as well as the dank home-grown shit you know and love.

From the finest clubs… in Los Angeles:

Jake Weisman is a comedian and storyteller. He loves cats and podcasts, and he has two of each. One of his podcasts, The Morning After…Podcast, is about pornography, and it recently won Punchline Magazine’s 2010 Best New Comedy Podcast of the Year award. Just to remind you, he loves cats.

Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian and the creator of the wildly successful Holy F*ck comedy show. He performs regularly at renowned shows and clubs across California, including What’s Up Tiger Lily? and the Hollywood Improv. His comedy career began as a radio DJ at KRZR in Fresno, but he quickly decided to leave and make less money standing on stages. He’s smiley as hell and probably likes you.

Shawn Pearlman is from Los Angeles, CA (where nobody is from). In his hometown, he has performed at Comedy Death Ray at UCB, Largo at the Coronet, the Hollywood Improv, and that’s all. Just kidding, other places too! He is never homesick.

And keeping it local we have the Businessmen selection: Alex, Sean, Chris and Bucky. Plus a special video premiere from Chris!

While other shows going on this Wednesday may offer you a free “medical” gift, we still believe laughter is the best medicine you can get without having to pay a fake doctor to give you a state-recognized identification card. All you need to get our goods is five on it. And if you get the munchies, we are surrounded by burritos.

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Howard Stone, Cory Loykasek, Grant Lyon, Andy Peters and headliner Frankie Quiñones. Hosted by Greg Asdourian.