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Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, March 23: Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane at Arlington Drafthouse
Rich Vos is too often pigeonholed as a man’s man comedian. Due to his New Yawrk/Jersey accent, Opie & Anthony appearances, and dress, it’s obvious why that’s happened. Thanks to his new podcast with the very funny Bonnie McFarlane, who happens to be his wife, Vos is getting another shot to appeal to a non-working class crowd. McFarlane has a similar style—-straightforward, lewd, funny—-but she’s not nearly as threatening to most. For fans of Opie & Anthony, Nick DiPaolo, Chelsea Handler. Also Saturday. 9:45pm, 21+, $20.
Saturday, March 24: Mythbusters at Warner Theater
The Mythbusters guys are true nerds, the kind who are weird in public, neurotic, and give most women the chills. It’s why I love them. Their level of enthusiasm for science is second to none. Their ability to at least please themselves is on par with children’s entertainers. If their live show us anything like the television version, get ready for air guns, a man made of Jello and a childlike wonder for nature that makes science exciting. For fans of Penn and Teller’s Bullshit!, Bill Nye the Science Guy, the circus. 4 and 7 p.m., all ages, $50-$150.
Tuesday, March 27: Loveland at Mead Center for American Theater – Arena Stage
Ann Randolph, the solo performer, monologist, storyteller, and all-around artist is bringing her hit one-person performance to D.C. “Loveland” is an introduction of sorts for D.C. Randolph will be be teaching a theater workshop on Thursday. Use this performance as an inspirational evening of solo theater. Interested parties should purchase tickets now; this show is likely to sell out. For fans of The Moth, Capital Fringe Fest, Source Festival. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $5.
Thursday, March 29: Wham City at Subterranean A
Comedy fans who dislike comedy clubs, rejoice: Tonight, Baltimore collective Wham City brings their Wonder Showzen-, Tim and Eric–, and Everything is Terrible!-inspired anti-comedy show to house venue Subterranean A. The group is touring on their newest “seminar” series, in which they cover hot topics like making money and the effects of alien advertising on humans. The six-plus-member group is better known as the comedy realm of Dan Deacon’s artistic amoeba, but Wham City is also a true democratic art collective that embraces visual art, film, and all kinds of comedy. Consequently, their act—like a modern-day Vaudeville crossed with a TED Talk send-up, a choose-your-own-adventure book, and an improv show—is difficult to categorize. But there’s a good chance it offers something for everyone, as long as everyone opens their minds. Wide. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Subterranean A. $8.
Brandon Wetherbee hosts the podcast “You, Me, Them, Everybody,” which records at the Wonderland Ballroom; the 8×8 variety show at Looking Glass Lounge; and The Quick and the Damned open mic at Solly’s.