Tonight, Helium Comedy Club will host a Comedy Central Audition where ten stand-ups will showcase for the cable television channel. Featured comics on tonight’s show include: David James, Tommy Pope, James Hesky, John McKeever, Pat House, Darryl Charles, Chip Chantry, Doogie Horner, Anton Shuford, and Pat Barker. Tickets for the show can be purchased online.

Free Improv at Connie’s Ric Rac returns to the South Philadelphia venue tonight for a show featuring sets from Deleted Scenes, Lock and Key, Self Esteem Motivators, Malone, Sleep Walking, Housebroken, Sad Trombone, and Kait and Andrew. Doors open at 8:00, and the show starts at 9:00.

This weekend, several Philly acts will head north to perform in the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. The festival features stand-up, sketch, and improv comedians from all around the country. This year, Philadelphia will be represented by: Aaron Hertzog, Adrift, Camp Woods, ManiPedi, Mary Radzinski, Mayor Karen, Pete Kuempel, The Amie and Kristen/Kristen and Amie Show, and The Feeko Brothers.

This Wednesday, the Nick Turner and Friends Comedy Tour 2012 will make a stop in Philadelphia at The Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave.) The show will feature Turner, a New York comedian who has performed at the SXSW Music Festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and recently made his late night debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Andy Haynes, who has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Tickets can be purchased online.