The Comedy Connection 16 Custom House Wharf. Portland. 774-5554. mainecomedy.com. All shows 18+. Thurs., July 21: Frank Santorelli at 8:30 p.m. Tix: $7.50. Fri., July 22 and Sat., July 23 and 8:30 p.m.: Tony Moshetto and more, Tix: $15.
Open Mic Comedy Thursdays. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. A weekly comedy open mic with featured comics, hosted by Brian Brinegar. At 7 p.m. Free (21+). 828-0900.
Portland Improv Experience Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. lucidstage.com. Portland improv comedy troupe performs with special guest comedian Bryce Hanson. Thurs. July 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $10, not suitable for children.
Spoken Word Open Mic Tuesdays. Port Veritas presents a weekly open mic with featured poets and performers. At Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, at 7 p.m. Two beverage minimum (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com.
“Boston Babydolls Burlesque” Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. lucidstage.com. An evening of tribute to the great ladies of burlesque. Fri., July 22 and Sat. July 23 at 8 p.m. Tix: $18 adults, $15seniors and students.