Mary Van Note comes from the awkward-silence school of humor, meaning shes the kind of comedian who gets labeled "Andy Kaufman-esque." She also makes wince-inducing sexual references, dresses like a perverted schoolmarm, and doesn't wear makeup she's kind of like a cross between pinup girl Bettie Page and the Charlyne Yi, the writer and star of current indie hit film Paper Hearts. See Van Note's Independent Film Channel Web series "Gavin Really Wants Me" for proof; it boings quickly back and forth between dorky and dirty. At these two iterations of The Mary Van Note Show," she's joined onstage by local comedy scenesters: tonight, Caitlin Gill, Emily Heller, and Ray Molina; and next week, DJ Real, Chris Burns, and Kellen Erskine.
Sat., Sept. 5, 10 p.m., 2009