Guess what? Comedy, as in the comedy world, lags somewhat behind the rest of the world in terms of certain kinds of intelligence. "But what about Eddie Izzard?" you're wondering. "Or Margaret Cho or Janeane Garofalo or Dave Chappelle?" Well, here's what: In spite of those successful people, up-and-coming comedians still have a disproportionately hard time if they're not straight white dudes who skew Repub. To us, it all means we're being denied access to funny jokes. Not cool! At Fags and Hags, Nico Santos leads a gang that doesn't meet the above description: Chris Burns, Mary Van Note, Guy Branum, Jonny McGovern, and Loren Kraut. None are straight men, all are smart, fast, and hilarious.
Jan. 18-19, 8 p.m., 2011