As a touring comedian, Jake Johannsen sees a lot of things. And he likes to share nearly every detail of his travels with audiences or whoevers listening. Theres a Starbucks right across from me at the hotel, he says. Theres a Starbucks across from everywhere right now. Theyre actually right across from each other in some places. Johannsen even chats up folks about his most mundane tasks -- like a recent toaster-purchasing trip to the mall, where a salesman tried to lure him to a fancy eight-slice model. Like Im going to have the Brady Bunch over for toast, says Johannsen, who settled for a basic version: Its about a foot long and extra wide -- in case they invent some new kind of bread. Because you know the Japanese are working on some new bread right now to make our toasters obsolete.
Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Oct. 12-13, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., 2007