Cotter Pop

Cracking jokes is hard enough. But serving up stand-up on the fly? That skill is reserved for a special tier of comics, including up and coming funny man Tom Cotter. The 2012 runner-up of America’s Got Talent (he lost to a troupe of dancing dogs in suits) has proven that at the drop of a hat he can tackle a wide range of topics from the pierced kidiots of college to politically incorrect terms for the homeless.

Cotter has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, The Howard Stern Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and for one weekend only he’ll be performing at Stand Up Live, 50 West Jefferson Street. Showtimes are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, August 22; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, August 23; and 7 p.m. Sunday, August 24. General admission for this 21-and-over show is $22 with a two-drink minimum. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.standuplive.comor call the box office at 480-719-6100.

Fri., Aug. 22, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 23, 7 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 24, 7 p.m., 2014