First it was the Hispanics taking all the good bricklayer and busboy jobs. Now the Indians are coming to America and stealing our standup comedy gigs. Is being a standup comic one of those jobs that nobody else will do? Is UTD offering a comedy class? Or are they coming here after honing their routines on Microsoft tech-support customers? Last Comic Standing contestant Paul Varghese and Raj Sharma will both share anecdotes about hilarious post-9/11 airport misunderstandings at the generically named New Year's Eve Special Event at Backdoor Comedy inside the Doubletree Hotel, 8250 N. Central Expressway. Also appearing are Aaron Aryanpur (who has a great bit about dollar stores), Linda Stogner, Jan Norton and Johnny Elbow. Tickets are $25 for the 8 p.m. show and $45 for the 10:30 p.m. show, which includes a midnight Champagne toast and other amenities. Call 214-328-4444.
Wed., Dec. 31, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2008