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