CARL RIMI is a comic on the rise. The Florida native's quirky, observational comedy earned him opening gigs for such industry heavyweights as Dave Attell and Dave Chappelle before blossoming into a headliner himself. He has an energetic style and clever material that keep audiences interested and entertained. He finishes a four-night stint at the Punchline tonight, DEC. 23. $16.50-$18.50. 8 p.m. 280 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-5233. www.punchline.com.