When: Third Friday of every month, 8-9:30 p.m.
THE DANGLING LOAFER FOURTH ANNIVERSARY
FRIDAY, DEC. 18, RALEIGH
Raleigh comedians Adam Cohen and Shane Smith are celebrating four years, the last two of them at Raleigh rock club Kings, of their peculiarly named monthly stand-up series. One of the area's top comics, Thomas Dixson, headlines the showcase. Knowing Dixson, there's a good chance he'll actually lay down onstage and riff with the audience—especially if he just got through smoking a fat one. There's also a visiting special guest, the Asheville-bred and LA-based YouTube flash animator Crazy Boris, who'll likely have his accordion and a load of nutty-ass one-liners in tow. Gretchen McNeely, John Boni, Zack Levine and Sam Prickett bring the funny for the rest of the evening. The fact that this show is still going strong after all these years proves that The Dangling Loafer is hanging on by much more than a thread.
8 p.m. $5, 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh, 919-833-1091,
www.kingsbarcade.com. —Craig D. Lindsey