8 p.m. Thu.-Sun.
UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., (800) 745-3000; www.bigeasycomedyfestival.com
The Big Easy Comedy Festival brings headlining comics and TV personalities D.L. Hughley (pictured), Damon Wayans, Mike Epps, Sommore, Anthony Anderson, John Witherspoon and others to the UNO Lakefront Arena Friday through Sunday. Visit the website for nightly lineup. There's a stand-up competition Thursday at Club NV (1901 Poydras St., admission $10). Tickets $45-$75.