People have said Saturday Night Live sucks “now” from practically the moment it started airing 42 years ago, and they’re mostly right. But in the midst of last season’s endless parade of regular celebrity guests and gags that boiled down to “What’s up with Trump, anyway?,” Kyle Mooney ended up cultivating one of the most reliable SNL careers this side of Kenan Thompson. The archetypal Mooney character—awkward, desperate 1980’s hack comic-out-of-time Bruce Chandling— sums up the Mooney method, which relies most on a thick layer of sweat. Read more >>> Kyle Mooney performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Will Sommer)
Fancy a crab boil this evening? Every Tuesday throughout the summer Brookland’s Finest offers a Maryland-inspired feast with blue crab, sweet corn, red potatoes, and Andouille sausage in an Old Bay broth. The meal costs $30 per person and is available throughout dinner hours. Brookland’s Finest, 3126 12th St. NE. (202) 636-0050. brooklandsfinest.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Kennedy Center plays host to the touring production of Cabaret, the long-running musical set in a Berlin nightclub in the increasingly dangerous days leading up to World War II. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $59–$149.
Punk band The Flatliners performs at the Black Cat Backstage in support of its new album, Inviting Light. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $13–$15.
Journalists from Politico, the Post, the Associated Press, and the New York Times come together at Kramerbooks to discuss the ways covering the White House has changed since Donald Trump came to town. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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