Comedy

3rd Impressions With James III — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Tickets are $15. 330-253-2488, 800-745-3000, www.akroncivic.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Alan Cox Show Comedy Tour — 6 p.m. Friday, House of Blues Cleveland, 308 Euclid Ave. Featuring Alan Cox, Bill Squire, Mary Santora, Erik Cribley and Wil Anderson. Music provided by Archie & the Bunkers. $13. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Cleveland Comedy Festival: New Talent Showcase — 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Music Settlement’s Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave., Ohio City, Cleveland. Featuring: Logan Rishaw, B-Tidy, Alexandra Morse, Brad Weiner, James Earl Brassfield, Wilson Chavo Rivera, Ryne Diperna, Steve Mers, Chad Weaver and more. $10. 216-421-5806, ext. 186.

Funny Stop Comedy Club — Tommy Blaze, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; the Rev. Bob Levy, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1757 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls. $5 and up. Mike Bonner, May 7-9. Bill Boronkay, May 12-13. Bonnie McFarlane, May 14-16. 330-923-4700.

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Club Velvet — Frankie Paul with David Beck, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield. $13 and $18. Julie Scoggins with Josh Phillips, May 7-10. Tim Kidd with Shane McConnaghy, May 15-17. Valarie Storm with Andy Forrester, May 22-24. www.ticketmaster.com.

Hilarities 4th Street Theatre — Bob Marley, 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Chad Thornsberry, 7 p.m. Sunday; Kenny Rogerson and Carl Labove, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2035 E. Fourth St., Cleveland. $8 and up. 21 or older. Kenny Rogerson and Carl Labove, May 7. John Caponera, Carl Labove and Kenny Rogerson, May 8-9. Rocky LaPorte. May 11-12. Kevin Nealon, May 15-16. www.pickwickand?frolic.com, 216-241-7425.

Improv — Brad Williams, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 5:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sugar Warehouse, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland Flats. $8 and up. Pablo Francisco, May 7-10. Huggy Lowdown, May 14-17. Brain Scolaro, May 20-24. 216-696-4677.

Ron White Nutcracker Tour — 7 p.m. Friday, Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N. $44.75 and $54.75. 330-454-8172 or www.cantonpalacetheatre.org/tickets.