Since the dawn of the cocktail and its party, writers have been among the most sought-after guests. Why? In addition to a talent for creating a well-turned phrase, writers are also known for delivering the funny. In an inspired move, Better Book Titles creator Dan Wilbur will be hosting Comedians with Books at Union Hall, an event that draws the sharp tongues and quick wits of the literary world out of the rarified air they’re used to breathing to appear before us and perform live comedy. The night is free and open to the public, and if you arrive early, there’s a pre-show BBQ at Community Bookstore at 6. It’ll be like pulling up a chair at the Algonquin Round Table without getting stuck with the extensive, booze-soaked bill.