In honor of famous Chicagoan Barack Obama, this week we promise to eat only deep-dish pizza, stand outside when it’s windy, and go see the Chicago-based sketch-comedy duo Steve Waltien and Jordan Klepper perform their acclaimed show, Steve and Jordan, Respectively, which was ranked as one of the funniest moments of 2008 by Time Out Chicago. The two, who have toured the world for Second City and are faculty members of the famous iO Theatre, perform scenes and monologues that are both funny and honest, with diverse characters ranging from a couple of struggling actors to astronauts in space to a Sudanese farmer with a penchant for bestiality. And for just $5, you’ll have enough money left over for a Chicago-style hot dog, if you can find one.

Thu., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 19, 8 p.m., 2009