Comedian J. Jay Boyd is articulate in his storytelling. Whether he's imitating other languages and explaining the many wonders of satellite radio or getting down-home and honest about his stay in a redneck hotel, this New Yorker will have you laughing in no time. Check him out when he pays a visit to Lake Norman Comedy Zone tonight. $10. 8 p.m. Lake Norman Comedy Zone in Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.lkncomedyzone.com.