Laughs Invitational

The NBC reality show "Last Comic Standing" may have been credited with bringing stand-up comedy back to mainstream television but it's goal isn't just to showcase underground talent or give them a shot at the spotlight. It's also to create the kind of tension and unnecessary squabbles over meaningless things the way all reality shows do. Fox, however, has finally given us a stand-up comedy show that's just about stand-up comedy with "Laughs" hosted by comedian Steve Hofstetter. The weekly comedy showcase will hold a live audition show featuring local acts chosen by the club and the show's producers followed by a performance by Hofstetter. Show up to support your favorite local comedians and give them a chance to appear on a national show without having to start a fight over someone's "immunity." The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14th at the Addison Improv located at 4980 Belt Line Rd. Tickets are $10 at
Tue., Oct. 14, 7 p.m., 2014
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.