When: Thu., Jan. 5, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 6, 8 & 10:15 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 7, 8 & 10:15 p.m. 2017
Mad caricaturist extraordinaire Mort Drucker famously captured the essence of his subjects by focusing as much on details like their posture, hands, the spaces between their eyebrows, etc., as he did their facial features. That eye for minutiae was what differentiated his classic movie parody illustrations from street-fair souvenirs. And so it is with Mad TV alum Pablo Francisco, whose best-known bit as a stand-up comic is an impression of the movie-preview guy, a voice so popular with comics that odds are good it’s being imitated at an open mic somewhere while you’re reading this sentence. Francisco might be the only comic, however, to take the voice out of the context of a movie preview and put it into daily life, vividly illustrating its ridiculousness in a high-energy vivisection. Everybody’s got an Ahhnold Schwarzenegger impression, but hardly anybody thinks to imitate the way he blinks.