The best kinds of open mic nights come with strictly-enforced time limits, wouldn’t you say? A short time on stage means a condensed act of just the hits (leave ’em wanting more, we always say). So goes the Comedy-oke night the Day After Christmas at the Turf, with three-minute allotments for comedy to balance the average karaoke song length, as performers alternate between Rod Stewart’s greatest hits and jokes about hot dish. It’s the perfect venue for a back-in-town reunion of friends, or if nothing else, an excuse to get out of the house after so much bean dip (or crudite, we don’t judge). E-mail rana.may.mpls [at] gmail [dot] com to get on the comedy list and ensure good, quality entertainment. 9 p.m. $3. —EK

Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-647-0486, turfclub.net