Life's challenges, while harrowing and stressful, are made happily more tolerable if one has a trustworthy friend by one's side. Especially if that friend's name is whiskey. Ever faithful, always smooth in a pinch, whiskey makes even the most painful of situations, like an ex's wedding or an early staff meeting, more tolerable. Whiskey will never leave you, even if that jerk did, right after you were fired because some butthole figured out that that wasn't just creamer in your morning coffee. And so imagine the joy that comes from pairing whiskey with something that's not only very tolerable, but fun, like stand-up comedy. The Jameson Irish Whiskey Comedy Tour is therefore a joyful union of laughter and booze featuring headliners Billy Gardell, Nick Griffin, Danny Bevins and Steve Byrne from NBC's The Real Wedding Crashers. The giggles, chuckles and guffaws will pour fourth from you like a bubbling Irish spring. Just don't drink too much, or your dinner might do the same. The tour stops this weekend at the Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, Suite 250 in Addison. Shows are at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 972-404-8501.
Thu., Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 21, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 22, 7, 9 & 11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2007