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Rialto's Last Laugh Comedy Festival

Rialto's Last Laugh Comedy Festival comes to an end with a zoom, a pow and a little fizzle. The humorous sparks begin to fly with the "Nobodies of Comedy" show, featuring some of the funniest comedians you've never heard of ¿ probably (8 p.m. Friday; $15-$25), followed by the big bang, Cheech and Chong, the comedic marijuana lovers (8 p.m. Saturday; $39.50-$59.50). Why go: The comedy fest is the kickoff to Rialto's entertainment season and another reason to get to this historic theater if you have not checked it out yet. Reconsider: You've already missed Adam Carolla and Kathleen Madigan. Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet; all tickets available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com