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In her book Bossypants, Tina Fey recounts the time she and Amy Poehler spent touring the Midwest with a company of improvisers from the Second City comedy troupe. They slept in a van, ate a lot of fast food, and performed a lot of shows at half-empty town halls and high schools. After a few years on the road, Poehler went on to found the Upright Citizens Brigade and made it so successful that it, too, spawned a touring company, which shows up at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Sunday. In the decades since Fey and Poehler traveled across Illinois selling jokes, road food has certainly improved, as have the performers’ crash pads. But what remains the same is the comedy: full of irreverent bits from a half-dozen young jokesters that land a little differently each night. The Upright Citizens Brigade performs at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $20–$25. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org.