Comic Chelsea Handler's hit cable talk show, Chelsea Lately
, wouldn't be as funny (or as amusingly awkward) without her roundtable of other comedians. A key ally is the good-natured Loni Love
, a former electrical engineer and the self-named "Barack Obama of fat people." She kicks off a four-night stand at the Kansas City Improv Comedy Club (7260 Northwest 87th Street, 816-759-5233) with shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20, though we're holding out for the $70 New Year's Eve gig, which includes a buffet. See improvkc.com
for more information.