August 9, 2012 | Big Sauce Rooftop Comedy Night
The bare brick wall. The single spotlight. The smell of stale beer and desperation. Put them together, and you’ve got a pretty standard backdrop for standup comedy. But you won't find any of those accoutrements at tomorrow night's Big Sauce Rooftop Comedy Night at Splash Ultra Lounge (150 Kneeland Street, Boston, 617.426.6397). Starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, four comics will take the mic amid the fountains, cabanas, and full bar of Splash's plush roof deck. The al fresco comedy comes courtesy of a talented lineup: headliner Kelly MacFarland, local up-and-comer Steve Halligan, Comedy Central Comic to Watch Lamont Price, and, last but not least, Niki Luparelli (pictured), a hula-hooping, joke-cracking chanteuse and one half of the always sassy Steamy Bohemians. Get tickets ($35-$50) here — and get a little fresh air along with your laughs.