COMICS READING—Comics Underground, hosted by the Mercury's Alison Hallett and Erik Henriksen, is really swinging for the fences with this edition of the comic-book reading night. With huge comic-book names like Matt Fraction and Brian Michael Bendis, this Will Eisner-themed show is a slam-diddly-unk, a guaranteed fun night of drinking and merriment. CF
The Jack London Bar at the Rialto, 529 SW 4th, 8 pm, $3-5

COMEDY EXPERT—Usually, know-it-alls are insufferable assholes. The Daily Show comedian John Hodgman is no asshole and he is highly sufferable. His is the kind of comedy that blends together the best elements of Carl Sagan and Bob Newhart. Have yourself a delightful evening with the man who knows everything. BR
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $25, all ages