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Most people who knew about Todd Glass before he appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast in January are comedy nerds, pure and simple. Glass’ cerebral style of observational, pot-friendly humor made him a comic’s comic, beloved by indie queen Sarah Silverman and casino headliner David Spade alike. He happily fills any space with bombastic rants about nothing; even his tangents have tangents. But “WTF” was a game-changer because Glass came out as gay on the show, after more than 25 years in the business without a peep. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. He appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in February as a guest—not just a performer—something hard to imagine a few months ago. At his shows at D.C. Improv this weekend, it’ll be interesting to see what the already extremely open comic says about sexuality; he’s already said he came out to take a stand against gay teen suicide. But even if he doesn’t go there, the ticket price is worth it: Glass always delivers a unique show, a boon for both new and longtime fans—the ones who can keep up with him, at least.
Todd Glass performs at 8 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m Sunday at the D.C. Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15–$17. dcimprov.com. (202) 296-7008.