There is a plethora of stand-up nights in L.A., but few cater to the queer crowd like the weekly show Drunk on Stage. Located inside a small space in Akbar, a laid-back, unpretentious bar in Silver Lake, talented queer and queer-friendly comics perform every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. before a welcoming crowd. The dimly lit, Arabian-themed room makes you feel like you’re watching comedy in some intimate dive in Dubai. Bruce Daniels hosts the show and often mentions, during his opening set, the trials of hooking up with “straight” men. He says the men insist they’re not gay while still making out with him. Past esteemed alums of the show include Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford and Kathleen Madigan. So if Comedy Death Ray is sold out at the Upright Citizens Brigade, head a few miles east to catch some real alternative comics try their best to tickle your funny bone — or boner, as some of these comics might say. 4356 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 665-6810. —Steve La

LA Weekly