Remember how my friend Thomas Jenkins was entering Laughing Skull Lounge's Homegrown comedy competition? Well, enter he did! And he made it to the semifinals! See, other people DO think he's funny. The aforementioned semifinals are happening tonight (Wednesday, April 14th) at 8:00 pm at the Laughing Skull Lounge -- which is hidden behind the bathrooms in the Midtown location of The Vortex and is possessed of as much hipstier-than-thou insolence as you'd expect from a Vortex affiliate. There's a $10 cover (cash only) AND a two-drink minimum (also cash only, with a menu limited to basic beers and liquors, and starting at 2 or 3 bucks for bottled water), and no food is served in the Lounge. Um, honestly I can't recommend the location (I put up with the Vortex 'tude from people who work in Litte 5; people who work some 600 feet from the Margaret Mitchell House get less leeway), but I'm psyched for Thomas and the other kids who're competing, so I'll be there. The winners from this round will perform at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival this weekend! You should come out, too?