FRIDAY

After waiting a respectable 361 days, Salon.com ran a couple of “forbidden thoughts” about the Sept. 11 attacks. You know, stuff like, “I bet I can get a 212 cell-phone number now.” If you think that’s funny—because you get this sick little twinge of unwanted self-awareness—then there’s probably nothing about Mr. Show With Bob and David that will faze you. Hell, you’re probably already a fan. More twisted than a bag full of Twizzlers, more mordant than a mall full of zombies, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross’ sketch-comedy series ran on HBO from 1995 to 1998 and is still corrupting youth via reruns and a recently released DVD collection. Now Odenkirk and Cross have taken their act on the road with something called “Hooray for America!!!,” which, says the press release, “tells the all-too-believable story of an unlikely presidential candidate—#and his unbelievably stupid journey to the halls of power.” Being within pissing distance—OK, not quite—of the Oval Office should turbocharge this triple-exclamation-pointed entertainment. Then again, one wonders how many of the local suits will show up; there might be a Toby Keith performance somewhere. Save a seat for Ashcroft at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E Streets NW. $24.50-34.50. (202) 432-7328. (Pamela Murray Winters)