5 comedy shows to see this week
1. Eugene Mirman + John Hodgman + Kristen Schaal Three of our favorite erudite weirdos team up for the six-city "MirmanHodgmanSchaal Sandwich-to-Go Tour." We keep trying to find a way to extend the drive-thru metaphor, but it all just sounds creepy. Still, that delicious graphic has us wondering why on earth Hodgman hasn't guested on Bob's Burgers yet. Vic Theatre. Oct 19 at 8pm. $37.50.
2. Janeane Garofalo The acerbic, politically outspoken comedian holds forth over a two-night stand at Mayne Stage. We imagine she'll have some choice words if the government shutdown is still on. Just don't ask her to tell you the truth about cats and dogs. Mayne Stage. Oct 18, 19 at 8, 10:30pm. $30–$40.
3. The Paper Machete This week, Machete kills. Perhaps you prefer your Garofalo on the cheap? She's scheduled to appear in Christopher Piatt's feisty, topical weekly "live magazine" alongside the murderous lineup of Bill Cochran, Ike Holter, Samantha Irby, Katie Rich and Steve Waltien, and Julia Weiss, plus musical guests Bailiff. Green Mill. Oct 19 at 3pm. Free.
4. Margaret Cho The outspoken Cho really came into her own at the turn of this century, with the release of her self-acceptance promoting book and concert film I'm the One That I Want. Since then, she's continued to court a large, loyal and largely LGBTQ fan base. Her latest stand-up show, MOTHER, deals with her Korean-American family's immigration to the U.S. Chicago Theatre. Oct 19 at 8pm. $29.50–$59.50.
5. Comedians You Should Know If you don't know [this week's lineup of Sydney Adeniyi, Matt Drufke, Joe Kilgallon, Pat McGann and host Mike Lebovitz] by now, you will never never never know them, whooooaaaaa… Seriously, you should know them. Timothy O'Toole's. Oct 16 at 9pm. $10, advance $5.