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Live versions of podcasts can be tricky. What if the humor doesn’t translate? What if audience members don’t respond the same way? Set those anxieties aside when the hosts of the popular comedy podcast Throwing Shade bring their show to the Black Cat because Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi know what they’re doing. The comics, who have worked with Upright Citizens Brigade and Funny or Die, don’t rely on gimmicks—they stick to discussions of all things pop culture, from the blowhard blatherings of Rush Limbaugh to the literary achievements of Spice Girls fan fiction. The result lies somewhere between a party conversation and an uncensored late-night talk show. Take off your headphones and enjoy the unrecorded banter.

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com.