This is a great time to hang out at your local comedy club. Why would I say such a thing.
Due to the economic downturn and a number of other factors the number of comedy clubs have decreased in recent years. High gas prices have cut out many of the one Nighters which means fewer and fewer stages for the comic to work on. While this is a bad thing for the comics trying to hit it big it has also raised the bar to get the remaining gigs. The talent at your local comedy could be at an all time high. So it is a great time to go see some very talented performers.