Rotknee Presents

On Monday nights in Little Five’s Star Community Bar, from 9 to midnight, some of Atlanta’s best comics use the open mic to hone their chops. The show is free. The smoke is thick. The crowd is tough. Getting a real laugh is no easy feat. The city’s aspiring stand-ups nurse cans of PBR and glare like vultures perched on a telephone wire. At times it can feel like the walls are squeezing in on the poor bastards onstage. Rotknee, the show’s lovable emcee, asks, “Got enough balls to do it?”