The best way to end the year is to laugh off all of the absurd stuff that happened — from the racist Trump proclamations to the distasteful Airbnb ads. We all need some catharsis before we get ready to restart and repeat. Once again, the annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off will fulfill that need with a PG-13 night of comedy based on the biggest news stories of the year, this time on December 28 at Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley). The lineup features Will Durst, a political satirist whose stand up is described as “comedy for people who read, or who know someone who does”; Johnny Steele of Live 105 Morning Radio Show fame; Debi Durst, a local comedian who has, most notably, opened for George Carlin; and Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni, and Arthur Gaus. Considering the unfortunate frequency with which mainstream media headlines have read like The Onion this year, this show should be hysterical.