Comedy

Steven Wright

When: Fri., April 1, 8 p.m. 2016

The prototypical Steven Wright joke is simple as a koan, formulated with haiku-like precision — "Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect" — and delivered with temple-massaging exasperation, as though it's his real life we're laughing at, here. The award-winning filmmaker and Louie producer gets even weirder, however, when he attempts to tell story. A longer Wright bit will stretch space and time, call into question the nature of existence, or threaten student loan collection agents with nuclear weapons, like Henny Youngman did so much ayahuasca he forgot about the damn violin.

Price: $24.50-$39.50