Chris Rock called him the next Mitch Hedberg in Esquire, or more precisely "the illegitimate son of Mitch Hedberg." And it's not just Rock: A ton of comedians are saying Hannibal Buress is going to be the next big thing. So catch him now for only $15 when he starts a weeklong stand Tuesday at Acme. Buress' career is ramping up, as he moved from writing duties on "Saturday Night Live" last year to the much funnier "30 Rock." Like the late Hedberg, the New York-based comedian specializes in quick, everyday observations punctuated by hilarious non sequiturs. The difference is Buress' knack for dissecting the absurdities of today's pop-culture phenomena, like gangsta rap. In one of his best bits, he questions why rap videos always end with "to be continued" but there's never a follow-up video: "There's so much suspense, I need to know -- are they going to pour more champagne on these [women]?!"
- 8 p.m. Tue.-Thu. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 3-4. 708 N. 1st St., Mpls. $15. 612-338-6393. www.acmecomedycompany.com
Two big dance nights are on the move this week. Bomp is leaving Nick and Eddie and relocating to the Nomad on Friday. The monthly anything-goes party will take over two floors at the West Bank bar in Minneapolis, with DJs Wezz Wnshp, the Moon Goons, Shannon Blowtorch and the Get Cryphy crew. (10 p.m. Fri. 501 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 18 and older. $5 with RSVP: moongoons.com/bomp/)
Also this weekend, the downtown Crave celebrates the opening of its rooftop with Communion, which moves over from Solera. The massive lineup includes Chuck Love, DVS1, Jevne, Strangelove and many more. (2 p.m. 825 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. $10 after 7 p.m. 612-332-1133. www.craveamerica.com.)A 'Security Ball'
In planning his second annual bash dedicated to the big guys who keep the peace, promoter Courtland Steele made sure of one thing: The Security Ball wouldn't be held on the night of a Twins home game. Last year, the party had a lower-than-expected turnout due to doormen being stuck at their bars working the post-game crowds. The Twins are away during Wednesday's party, which will be held at Bootleggers in downtown Minneapolis. The bar will offer drink specials and Steele will honor one of the scene's most popular doormen, Ross Kuha, who passed away last June.
- 10 p.m. Wed. 323 1st Av. N., Mpls. $5 for 21 and older. $10 for under 21. 612-338-4555. www.bootleggersmpls.net