Self-described “songster and art geek” Xe La hosts a lively mix of music and stand-up comedy Sunday nights at Kent’s EuroGyro. Most open mic audiences find the variety of musical artists and styles to be a major appeal, and fans of both music and comedy head for this eclectic event. On a music side, a typical night includes country, punk, folk, classic rock, and genre-bending original songs, often performed with a notable degree of wild abandon. Regular performers include Nick Fleming and Grandpa Johnny of Johnny and the Apple Stompers fame. Comedy acts often comprise 50 percent or more of the evening, with regulars including distinguished local talent like Anthony Savatt, Shawn Boyd, Jeremy Sheer and Victoria & Tyler. Mature themes and language abound. You can expect envelope-pushing treatments of a host of subjects, including sexuality, politics, race and gender. There’s a decent chance of your religious beliefs being ridiculed too, but you might get an apology, such as this offering from White: “I’m sorry if I offended you when I questioned your belief in utter nonsense.” Xe La said comedy was never part of the plan, but when comics started showing up he chose to keep the stage truly open and “let the community decide what it wants rather than trying to control it.” His fears that the uncensored comedy might scare away some people proved partly true, but, it attracted a new crowd of “people willing to take chances and just get up there and express themselves without worrying what others might think.” According to Xe La, this spirit spills over to the musicians and audience as well, and he credits it with having created a cohesive community of self-discovery that is truly rare. Signup starts at 8:30 p.m. and the entertainment runs from 9-11. Performance slots are roughly 15 minutes for music and seven minutes for comedy, but may be reduced to accommodate the number of acts. A house guitar is available. Drum kits are not an option, and solo and duo acts fit the space better than larger groups, but Xe La accommodates where possible.