Comedy seems to be durable New Year’s entertainment in the Capital Region. In addition to shows at a number of the usual venues, the Palace Theatre is hosting its 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Blast. This year’s line-up includes Travon Free, Eli Braden, Halli Borgfjord (pictured) and Pauly Casillas. Go check them out: All of these guys are on Facebook or Twitter (Casillas ran that clever “Fake Gary Busey” account), and, thanks to the miracle of the interwebs, you can even preview their stand-up.
The 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Blast will be presented Monday (Dec. 31) at 8 PM at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton Ave., Albany). Tickets are $20-$35. This year, there’s an after party: For $25 extra, you get admission to a post-show party with a chance to meet the comics, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and light hors d’oeuvres, and have access to a cash bar. For more info, call the Palace box office at 465-4663.