Begin 2014 on a high note—busting your gut laughing at the 8th Annual 50 First Jokes next Friday, Jan. 3, at The Bell House. Part of the appeal of this perennially popular show is the simplicity of the concept: 50 of New York City’s best acts will take the stage and tell the first joke each has written for the New Year. The result is a wildly popular post-NYE tradition that always sells out quickly (consider yourself forewarned) and has since been recreated in other cities like Los Angeles and Austin. Veteran comic John F. O’Donnell hosts again this year, and the lineup includes hilarious peeps like Dan St. Germain, Giulia Rozzi, Mike Lawrence, and more. Tickets are only $10 and we strongly urge you to pick yours up now to avoid being shut out of the fun.