What is it? The Theatre 99 Piccolo Fringe series is a comedy extravaganza that has become the cherry on top of Piccolo’s program. Over 17 days, local comedy troupes perform along with groups from New York and Chicago, and the finale is the crashing crescendo of those 17 days. Brandy Sullivan and Greg Tavares get on stage and improvise with some T99 troupe members and get as many visiting performers to take part as they can.

Why see it? It’s raucous, unpredictable, and a whole lotta fun. It’s also a ridiculously good value — $20 equals more than two hours of laughs. It’s guaranteed to sell out, so get your tickets while you can.

Who should go? Theatre 99 packs in a diverse crowd of comedy lovers — the only requirement is a sense of humor.

PICCOLO SPOLETO • $20 • 2 hours •June 7 at 9:30 p.m. • Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. • (888) 374-2656