Lost Moon Radio, Episode 6

A too-rare theater occurrence, this latest episode of a serialized variety show that's been appearing every few months at Los Angeles clubs is funny and intelligent. A somewhat hipper "A Prairie Home Companion," this hourlong faux radio show, hosted by Jupiter Jack (Matt McKenna), features ridiculous commercials, sketches, and callers, all performed by a cast of five and a live band. This episode, an early Fourth of July celebration, features hilarious takes on Americana, most memorably scenes from a forever-bickering Lewis and Clark during the pair's famed expedition, and a doo-wop song sung by a racist in the 1950s.

Presented by Lost Moon Radio at Fringe Central Theatre of Arts, 1625 N. Las Palmas, L.A. Fri., June 18, 9:30 p.m.; Wed.-Thu., June 23-24, 8 p.m.; Fri., June 25, 11 p.m.; Sat., June 26, 4:30 p.m. (866) 811-4111. www.lostmoonradio.com.