THURSDAY

Thursday

jan. 25

comedy

Mike Epps

It’s six days after last Friday, so what’s going on with Mike Epps? Those 21st-century cesspools known as message boards have been roiling and boiling with claims that he’s called out Dave Chappelle. Entertainment news outlets have brought soaplike installments of the turmoil-laden preproduction of a Richard Pryor biopic starring Epps. Epps might or might not have something to say about these things, but whatever he says will probably be funny. (Johnny Ray Huston)

8 p.m, $35-$40
Also Fri/26 and Sun/28, 8 and 10:15 p.m.; Sat/27, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.
Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus, SF
(415) 928-4320
www.cobbscomedy.com

music

Mezzanine Owls

Approaching the big-screen sound from an Anglophile perspective, this four-piece builds luxuriant canopies of shimmering guitars and propulsive rhythms reminiscent of British heart racers Doves and Elbow but bearing the intriguing twist of wounded vocals landing somewhere between Dean Wareham and Mercury Rev. Anthemic rock with dignity. (Todd Lavoie)

With Robbers on High Street
9 p.m., $8
Cafe du Nord
2170 Market, SF
(415) 861-5016
www.cafedunord.com