You may remember Brian Dunkleman for his stint as co-host for the first season of American Idol, a job he's said made him feel like a "talking monkey." He brings his stand-up to Tampa beginning tonight. April 25-29, 8:30 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, $8-$16, 813-960-1197, sidesplitterscomedy.com.