City Paper is not for tourists
In tomorrow’s schedule, wedged between “Doing the Right Thing: Jewish Ethics in the Modern World” and “News Media Malpractice: Mis-Covering the Middle East,” is a 7 p.m. performance by Stella (Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain), the absurdist supergroup responsible for Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and the short-lived and eponymous Comedy Central series, Stella.
I’ve got a real soft spot/hard on for David Wain in particular, as he voices the warden on Adult Swim’s underrated Superjail. Some clips below (the first is Stella as a group, the second is Wain in Superjail.) And now, Superjail:
Another good comedy show this week is Todd Barry (the bongo player from The Flight of the Conchords), who performs Thu., 12/4, at the DC Improv. Barry delivers his lines at a snail’s pace and without ever raising his voice, and magically manages to keep you on the edge of your seat: