There's plenty on tap in comedy this week as Christmas looms ever-nearer -- and God knows a free-flowing tap is the only way to survive the holidays. If watching your tremor-stricken uncle Alkie try to wrap a present in crumpled newsprint that features a story on his own DWI citation isn't taking the edge off your Yuletide mood, there's laughs-a-plenty (and booze, sweet booze) to raise your Christmas spirits.
Cash-strapped from the approaching gift-swap bonanza? ACME's Monday open mic is free, as always, while the same night The Beat Coffeehouse fuses stand-up, sketch comedy, and sundry weirdess for just $3. Meanwhile, Wednesday night's Death Comedy Jam at Grumpy's downtown is a scream, and it won't cost you nothin' but your soul.