Dry, dark, and beardy, Kyle Kinane is drunkenly teetering on the brink of alternative comedy fame, whatever that’s worth. Hailing from Addison—one of Chicago’s blandest ’burbs—Kinane’s been riding high on high-profile touring gigs with No. 1 fan Patton Oswalt and fellow facial hair-aficionado Brian Posehn. Death Of The Party, Kinane’s excellent debut album, is chock-full of wry observations and well-placed cusses, tempered with a healthy dose of inappropriate, childlike innocence. Live, he hops from jokes about beer and friends to A+ musings about the origins of the world’s largest pizza. Kinane was named one of Variety’s 10 comedians to watch for in 2010, so now’s the time to catch him at a small club.