Comedy Returns to El Rio is a long-running stand-up comedy night hosted by Lisa Geduldig at one of the Mission's top patio-centric nighttime hangout spots. This week the lineup features local laugh artisans Diane Amos, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Ian Williams, and Nathan Habib. It's Thursday, aka Little Friday, so get yourself out there. Share a laugh with a stranger, and then you've got a new friend. Nothing's wrong with that. Unless you make the friend because you were both laughing at what you perceived to be a really nuanced race-related joke, and then you high-fived, but then when you went over to his or her house later to follow up on the burgeoning friendship, you realized that actually you guys each understood the joke in really different ways, and maybe you don't have that much to talk about after all. Let's be honest though, that's a pretty particular situation, and while it's still possible, it's not incredibly likely. It's more likely that you will just laugh, imbibe, and enjoy the company of your actual friends.