The monthly LA showcase Persona! has an interesting hook: All the comedians perform not as themselves, but as a character. I soooort of feel the same way about "funny character" humor as I do about "funny song" humor, which is to say that most of the time I don't think it's that funny—I prefer observation-based humor, like jokes about airline food and stuff like that. But if anything can change my mind, it's tonight's showcase: The lineup has some of the festival's big names, including Andy Dick, James Adomian, and Brett Gelman, Dick may trot out the same acerbic British character he introduced last night, while Courtney linked to James Adomian's drunk Orson Wells impression this morning. Funny or Die has a few videos in which Brett Gelman does various impressions, but, um, in this one he's a lion, so:

also featuring Jon Daly, Ron Lynch, Tony Sam, Johnny Pemberton; Friday, April 22, 2011, 11:30 pm @ Mt. Tabor Theater Main Stage, $15, more info here