Commuters are already familiar with Shannon's comedy. His Wedge Weird News Service pipes jokes and commentary to dick-head DJs all over the map. Huggins sells yucks, too. He wrote possibly the best conspiracy theorist joke ever. Readers may recall Oscar host Billy Crystal ribbing Oliver Stone by announcing that the puffed-up auteur of JFK was about to film a remake, The Men Who Shot Liberty Valance. 8 p.m. Tonight thru July 28. Laff Stop, 1952 West Gray, 524-2333. $6.50. Two-drink minimum.
Bilingual Storytelling Series for Children La Llorona, folk tales and urban myths will be presented every Wednesday afternoon at the Orange Show, a folk art foundation much devoted to children.
This storytelling dovetails neatly, by design, with the City of Houston's summer lunch program. Nutrition and the post office, subjects dear to the original Orange Show artist's heart, are part of this. Founder Jeff McKissack, letter carrier and self-taught artist, constructed The Orange Show to celebrate his philosophy of good health and nutrition. (Oranges, rightly, figure heavily in his theory. Cafeteria food, startlingly, also has a large place.) McKissack is gone, but nutrition remains: kids from one to 18 who live in the 77023 zip code can get a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays.
Children from more fortunate financial backgrounds can spend their allowance in the gift shop. Squeaky pickles are sold -- a steal at 50¢. Pocket change from rich or comfortably middle-class kids helps keep the Orange Show going. Que suave! Every Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., thru Aug. 17. 2401 Munger, 926-6368. $1 adults, 12 and under free.