THE FUNNY FAC­TOR

IT’S BEEN A WILD START TO THE YEAR, BUT A WAVE OF COMIC RE­LIEF IS ON THE WAY. WHICH SHOW IS RIGHT FOR YOU? WE BREAK IT DOWN.

Capitol File - - CONTENTS - BY AMY MOELLER

A wave of comic re­lief is on its way. Which show is right for you? We break it down.

JIM JEF­FERIES

Likely tar­gets: An­ti­vaxxers, Amer­i­can ex­cep­tion­al­ism, Pres­i­dent Trump. You’ll love this show if… You care lit­tle for po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, have a thick skin, and like Aus­tralian ac­cents. Be­fore you go: Watch his Net­flix orig­i­nal, Free­dumb. March 10 at 8 PM at DAR Con­sti­tu­tion Hall, 1776 D St. NW, 202-628-1776; dar.org

RUSSELL HOWARD

Likely tar­gets: His fam­ily, silly Amer­i­cans, stu­pid­ity. You’ll love this show if… You love Bri­tish hu­mor, over­heard con­ver­sa­tions, and in­no­cent pranks. Be­fore you go: Watch episodes of his Bri­tish show Russell Howard’s Good News on­line. May 4 at 8 PM at the Sixth & I His­toric Sy­n­a­gogue, 600 I St. NW, 202-408-3100; six­thandi.org

BRIAN RE­GAN

Likely tar­gets: Mun­dane daily ac­tiv­i­ties, hy­po­thet­i­cal sit­u­a­tions. You’ll love this show if… You’re into slightly nerdy hu­mor—like a cross be­tween Jim Car­rey and Jerry Se­in­feld. Be­fore you go: Check out Brian Re­gan: Live from Ra­dio City Mu­sic Hall. May 12 at 8 PM at Hip­po­drome at FranceMer­rick Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 12 N. Eutaw St., Bal­ti­more, 866-577-7469; france-mer­rick­pac.com

KATHY GRIF­FIN

Likely tar­gets: Celebs, Hol­ly­wood, the Kar­dashi­ans. You’ll love this show if… You en­joy crass sass, gos­sip, and Bravo. Be­fore you go: Check out her new book, Celebrity Run-Ins, which in­dexes her brushes with A- and B-lis­ters, from Woody Allen to War­ren Zevon. April 7 at 8 PM at the Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Bal­ti­more, 410-9001150; lyricbal­ti­more.com

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