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On beyond zany. Waaay past wacky. Comedian Carrot Top jumps face-first into the waters fouled by heavy-handed prop-comics like Gallagher. Rummaging frantically through trunks full of impossible devices that are stupid yet somehow clever, the orange-haired nut-case eventually wears you down through sheer insistence on making you laugh. And even though he bears a frightening resemblance to fast-food Wendy, it’s hard not to chuckle. Tonight and Tuesday at 8 & 10 p.m. at the Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $8-12. (202) 296-7008. (Dave Nuttycombe)