Radio Happy Hour is the wry little nephew of A Prairie Home Companion—both serve up quaint, vaudevillian radio comedy, but only one of these will have raw riotess Thao Nguyen (of San Francisco Thao & the Get Down Stay Down) on deck tonight. Also, only one of these ends with a virtual river of Pabst on the floor. Quick-witted Nguyen should do well on “Radio Happy Hour”—as with all episodes, the guest will be tasked with helping the gang solve a short, spastic mystery by interviewing suspects, collecting evidence, and performing (because art is the greatest discovery of all, or something). Wear your Encyclopedia Brown best for a truly irreverent evening. With Jessi Klein, Ali Wong, and John & Molly Knefel.

Wed., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., 2010

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