Let's briefly review 2007. Presidential campaigning began in earnest. Wildfires in California. The Virginia Tech massacre. Turns out everything from China will kill you, and everything you buy is from China. 'Roidy Bonds broke the most cherished record in sports. The Sopranos endedbadly. Striking TV writers means you have to find something meaningful to discuss with co-workers. Finally, not only did our so-called leaders never find the courage to end the disgraceful Iraq warlet alone impeach our buffoonish puppet-in-chiefthey're rattling their sabers in Iran's direction. I could use a laugh, how about you? Comedians Paul Varghese (seen on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham), Mark Agee (from NBC's Last Comic Standing), Aaron Aryanpur and Linda Stogner will bring in 2008 at Backdoor Comedy, located at the Doubletree (they haven't taken Mitch Hedberg's "Quadrupletree" suggestion yet?) Hotel, 8520 N. Central Expressway. Tickets are $25 for the 8 p.m. show and $45 for the 10:30 p.m. show, which will also include tickets to a future show, a midnight champagne toast and dancing. Information and tickets are available at 214-328-4444.
Mon., Dec. 31, 8 & 10 p.m., 2007