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Bad improv is about as embarrassing a theatrical spectacle as there is. On the other hand, when skilled performers take to the stage without a net, improvisation can be almost as heady as pre-coital conversation. Chicago’s The Second City has managed to attract the best and brightest over the years—35 of them, amazingly. In celebration of the troupe’s 35th anniversary, the mental gymnasts of the national touring company have come to town without an act. Bring your suggestions at 7:30 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $21. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Dave Nuttycombe)