Joe Gerics is a Bridgeport guy who moved to Manhattan and made it big — running bars. But he also does comedy on the side, and he's pretty damn funny. Especially if you like raunchy jokes that make you and/or your date blush. After deeply embedding himself in the NYC stand up scene over the past couple of years, he'll be performing in his hometown for the first time this Friday at the Bijou as host and curator of the Greater Show on Earth. (Get it?) Rounding out will be Matt Normand, who was recently on "Conan" and was voted one of Esquire's Top 25 Comics, another Park City native making good in New York, Robert Dean, and another funny guy named Matt Wayne.
Greater Show on Earth
The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Fri., April 19, 8 p.m. $20-$25. (203) 332-3228. thebijoutheatre.com.