The 99-Seat Beat: For holiday laughs and human kindness, head for L.A.’s small stages

The essentials: The epicenter of eccentricity just may be Neuterburg, Iowa, population 382, where steamy subterranean lives could rival “Fifty Shades of Grey.” When a bevy of the most outlandish characters show up at insurance agent Bob Finhead’s alcohol-fueled holiday bash, secrets are spilled, tensions run high, and hilarity ensues. Will Bob escape this small-town Gomorrah for a new life in the big city, or has he been so neutered by Neuterburg that he is stuck there for good?