Craig Shoemaker His mom was an amateur belly dancer and his grandmother was a high-grade marijuana farmer. Even without the benefit of a colorful family, Shoemaker finds much to laugh about in everyday life. Affectionately known as the "Love Master" for his hilariously naughty material, Shoemaker says married life has altered his material to become the "twisted true story of how the Love Master became the Diaper Master." The hard-working comic, actor and philanthropist was named Comedian of the Year in 2007 by the American Comedy Awards. His own film The Lovemaster won "Best Film" honors at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Most recently, Shoemaker wrote, produced and starred in Totally Baked: A Pot-u-mentary.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22. 7 and 9 p.m.Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive., Ventura. 644-1500, www.venturaharborcomedyclub.com.
The Misfits Grease up those devil locks and blacken the eyes; punk rock’s monster squad returns to Ventura for a night of fiendish fun. The Misfits have been through it all and remain, according to some, one of the most relevant OG punk acts still touring, despite the absence of founding member Glen Danzig. They are joined by Orange County punkers D.I. and Camarillo’s own father and son rock outfit the Feisty Piranhas, whose lead singer/guitarist is almost entirely hearing impaired.
Friday, Nov. 21. Ventura Theatre, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. 653-0721, www.venturatheater.net.