Dana Gould

The alt-comedy creation myth goes something like this: Simpsons writer Dana Gould takes in an R.E.M. show, wonders why the same people who attend R.E.M. shows don't flock to comedy events, then sets to doing something about it. If that something involves chucking the standard standup trappings in favor of narrating a screening of Ed Wood's hideous 1959 Plan 9 From Outer Space alongside a pair of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 luminaries (Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu), then that's exactly what Gould will do. His enablers tonight are SIFF and the People's Republic of Komedy. And take note that the PROK will welcome Gould (with opener Cathy Sorbo) to Chop Suey's Laff Hole stage the prior Wednesday night for a proper set of jokes and observations—or at least as proper as a non-traditionalist like Gould is capable of being. MIKE SEELY

Thu., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., 2011

 
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