In these recessionary times, it seems the only things that can make a day better are a hard drink and a good laugh. Luckily, comedian DAVE ATTELL is coming to Atlanta. The profane former host of Comedy Central's "Insomniac" is a humorous borderline alcoholic whose act is full of sobering truths, like when he says that murder and sex are similar because when you're done with either, you light up a cigarette and say, "I've gotta get the hell out of here." Attell will be at the Punchline for five shows in two nights, beginning Fri., JAN. 16. $35. Fri., 8 and 10 p.m.; Sat., 7, 9 and 11 p.m. 280 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-5233. www.punchline.com.