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If you’re a “comedy nerd,” then you follow comedians with the same kind of obsessiveness that some people devote to, say, World of Warcraft or fantasy baseball. And if you fit that description, then you probably already know about the Comedians of Comedy franchise, not only because it involves excellent comedians but also because the comedians themselves are big nerds. And they’re not “nerds” in the broad, economically viable 21st-century sense, which ascribes a certain amount of coolness to nerdiness; no, the Comedians of Comedy are just straight-up fucking nerds who also happen to be comedians. The Black Cat will be hosting the following nerds when the latest Comedians of Comedy tour rolls through D.C.: Patton Oswalt, the baby-faced wonder who recently participated in the Flavor Flav roast; Brian Posehn, the huge metalhead who was on Just Shoot Me for a while; Maria Bamford, the wide-eyed pseudo-schizo who does lots of voice-over work; and Eugene Mirman, who appears regularly on Flight of the Conchords. Posehn, as a good nerd, probably wants to forget about that Just Shoot Me gig—but, then again, it probably got him laid. The performances begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $20. (202) 667-7960.