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Chuckletown, USA

Hari Kondabolu, Laugh Lover's Ball, and Tig Notaro

Chuckletown, USA

Susan Maljan

MARIA BAMFORD

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THURS–SAT 2/10–12

DAVID ALAN GRIER

See Stranger Suggests.

FRIDAY 2/11

COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS HARI KONDABOLU

I was in the audience at Hari Kondabolu's Comedy Central Presents taping last fall, and it was an exhilarating show—in the way that only personal, political, spot-on standup comedy can be. The formerly local Kondabolu (who regularly comes back to Seattle to work out new material) gets better and better all the time, and he was pretty fucking awesome to begin with. Your television, or the viewing party at Faire Gallery, 11 pm, free.

MONDAY 2/14

LAUGH LOVER'S BALL

No one delivers an "Uhhhhhhhhhh" quite like Maria Bamford, and nobody has ever done impressions of phlegmy fathers and mall-walking bitchez in such an astute and dark and exhilaratingly genius way. Because Bamford is not just genius for a ladycomic (eff you, lady-haters!)—she is a genius comic, full stop, and if you disagree, kindly hold still so that I may kick you directly in the bamfords with my ladyfoot. If she really gets going, if you can catch her off on a squeaky, weirdo, storytelling tangent, your life might not be the same afterward. (Better. I mean that your life will be better afterward.) This show also features Tim Lee, Dwight Slade, and David Crowe, none of whom I have ever seen perform, but they seem like perfect gentlemen. Moore Theatre, 6 and 8:30 pm, $27.50–$48, all ages.

WEDNESDAY 2/16

TIG NOTARO

LA-based Tig Notaro—you'd probably recognize her from The Sarah Silverman Program—does sharp, smart, deadpan standup that never ever sucks. Having her at our little old Laff Hole is a real coup. If you don't miss only one comedy show this month, make sure to don't miss this one. Chop Suey, 9 pm, $10, 21+.

 

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Dwight Slade is funny.
He and Bill Hicks were childhood friends and used to sneak out of their parents' houses to perform at comedy clubs "Illegally" (they were under-aged) back in the early '80s.
Posted by hjermsted on February 11, 2011 at 6:54 PM · Report this
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Yes! Maria Bamford is a comedic genius. Thank you for writing about her.
Posted by know-it-all on February 14, 2011 at 2:31 PM · Report this

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