Comedians are making the world of podcasting more entertaining one joke at a time. By eliminating the middle man they can take their laughs directly to the listener, unedited. To celebrate the hugely entertaining — and quickly growing — universe of comedic podcasting, L.A. is throwing its inaugural Podcast Festival. Performers include Dave Anthony, Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini and Andy Wood. Venues, times and ticket prices vary. Fri. to Sun. http://www.lapodfest.com.