Unless you recognize a comedian’s name as That Girl From that Movie or the Dude from That One HBO Special, it can be hard to tell whether a stand-up is worth seeing. Lucky you: Scene did the legwork, and the skinny on this week’s big comedy shows, video included, is just a click away. – D.X. FerrisComedian: Greg FitzsimmonsSpecialty: A regular on the late-night TV circuit (and at Pickwick), Fitzsimmons is fed up with airport security and traffic, and has funny stories about his kids.
Playing: Pick & Frolic’s Hilarities E. 4th St. Theater, 2035 E. 4th St., Downtown, 216-736-4242, www.pickwickandfrolic.com. Thursday, February 21-Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $18-20. Showtimes: Thu: 8 p.m. Fri-Sat: 7:30 and 10:15 p.m.
Comedian: Mike Green (With Chad Miller)Specialty: Green’s a strong storyteller with an improv background, and sticks with regular-guy jokes about himself and his apparent bitch of a mother-in-law.
Playing: The Funny Stop, 1757 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-923-4700, www.funnystop.com
Tickets $5-$16, two-drink minimum. Showtimes: Thu: 8:30 p.m. Fri, Sat: Two shows: 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Comedian: Robert Kelly
Specialty: Regular-guy comedian Robert Kelly is best known for appearing on Dane Cook’s Tourgasm roadshow. His bits range from the aftermath of a fight at a show in Kansas City to a show in Baghdad.
Playing: The Improv, 2000 Sycamore St., East Bank of the Flats, 216-696-4677, www.clevelandimprov.com. Tickets: $16-$18. Showtimes: Wed: 8 p.m. Thu: 8 p.m., Fri-Sat: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Sun: 7 p.m.