Jake Johannsen has an awkward but endearing hesitant delivery that makes him sound more like a neurotic friend telling a funny story full of spontaneous asides than a pro reciting a practiced stand-up routine. But to be invited to perform on The Late Show With David Letterman a record 35 times, he must actually have some idea where he's going with his bits. Hopefully he'll skip the worn-out observation on Starbucks cup-size names during his performances Thursday through Sunday at the Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road. Tickets ($15 to $17) and showtimes are available at 972-404-8501 or improv.com.
Dec. 9-12, 2010