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When It Pains, He Roars: Christopher Titus headlines Improv San Jose.

Comedy

Suspenders and Red Nose

Enough reflection already--soak up someone else's misery and laugh your head off. Careful: champagne hurts when it's flowing through your nose.

Eating Dis Order, Eating Dat Order

Enjoy highlights of Eating Dis Order, Eating Dat Order show with music and dancing, a buffet dinner, champagne toast at midnight and Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the ride home. 7pm-2am. $100. Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 San Pedro Square, San Jose. 408.283.0200

Comedysportz

Interactive comedy arena presents its year-end spectactular. Early show is for all ages, late show is for adults only. 7:30 and 10:30pm. $15-$20. Comedysportz, 3428 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408.985.1223

Comedy Countdown 2002

Mitch Hedberg, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Zach Galifinakis, Robert Hawkins and Mark Pitta, with music by the Lee Vilensky Trio. 9:30pm. $55. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St, San Francisco. 408.998.TIXS

Greg Proops

The Whose Line Is It Anyway? regular. With Jim Short, Sabrina Matthews and Patton Oswalt. 7:30 and 10pm. $30. Cobb's Comedy Club, 2801 Leavenworth, San Francisco. 415.928.4320

Gaslighter Theater

Full show presenting the best of the past year's performances, plus dinner, drinks and party favors. All ages OK. 7:30pm. $75. Gaslighter Theater, 400 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell. 408.866.1408

Big Lil's

New Year's dinner and show (Codependent and the Curse of Cairo). Open bar, vaudeville show and dancing. 8pm. Dinner service begins at 8:30pm. $75. Big Lil's, 157 W. San Fernando St, San Jose. 408.295.7469

Christopher Titus

Acerbic standup rings in 2003 with two packages. Early show (7:30pm) includes dinner, dessert, champagne toast, full show. Late show (10pm) includes party favors, confetti, balloons and free-flowing champagne. $65. The Improv San Jose, 62 S. Second St, San Jose. 408.280.7475

Todd Glass

Andrew Norelli and Gary Cannon open. Champagne toast, party favors, more. 8 and 10:30pm. $45-$50. Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale. 408.736.0921

Beach Blanket Babylon

Famed revue. 7 and 10:30pm. $60-$135. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Dr, San Francisco. 415.421.4222

Teatro Zinzanni

Love, chaos, dinner. 8pm. $250. Pier 29, along the Embarcadero, San Francisco. 415.438.2668

Black Comedy Explosion

Featuring Tommy Davidson, Sheryl Underwood, Alex Thomas and Guy Torry. 11pm. $42.50-$55. Paramount Theatre, Oakland. 408.998.TIXS

Theatre Rhinoceros

Marga Gomez, Doug Holsclaw and Nick Leonard. 8pm. $25. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Ave, San Francisco. 415.863.7576

Scott Capurro's Erect in San Francisco

8 and 10:30pm. $30-$35. Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight St, San Francisco. 415.863.0741, ext 2

Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show X

An evening of standup comedy, improv and sketches with Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier and Steven Kravitz. 7 and 10pm. $25-$40. Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina and Buchanan, San Francisco. 415.345.7575

Bobby Slayton

The pit bull of comedy has been seen in The Rat Pack (playing a dead-on Joey Bishop) and The Mind of the Married Man. Kevin McPeek and Dan Gabriel open. 8 and 10:30pm. $60. Punch Line, 444 Battery St, San Francisco. 408.998.TIXS

Mike Epps

Epps has been in Friday After Next, All About the Benjamins and Def Comedy Jam. 8 and 10pm. $100. Tommy T's, 1655 Willow Pass Rd, Concord. 925.686.5233


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