Macaulay Culkin has kept everyone on their toes wondering whether his various post–Home Alone career turns are cries for help or practical jokes on the fans who care too much. The Pizza Underground, his comedic Velvet Underground tribute band that alters the iconic lyrics of the original rock innovators to make them all pizza-themed, presents a pretty strong case for the latter. The band has had a rough go of it, however; from merciless reviews to being booed off-stage in England, though titles like “Papa John Says” and “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice” are pretty adorable, we think. Let’s see if their variety show with “special guests” is a hit, or too cheesy to bear.

Thu., June 12, 8 p.m., 2014