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When Words Collide 

Wednesday, Oct 26 2011
Describing the powerfully funny comedy of Brent Weinbach may be best accomplished with abstract means, such as shapes. Weinbach’s deadpan delivery of absurdist scenarios and characters is like a circle colliding with a triangle while it’s in a fight with a square. Sound more like dangly earrings from the 1980s? Let’s see. Weinbach received the 2007 Andy Kaufman award for innovation in stand-up comedy, and that may be as close as anyone comes to conjuring his aesthetic. It’s impossible to tell where Weinbach is going with a joke when he starts, and by the end you’re overjoyed by the humor as well as the path you took to get there. His recent appearance on Conan is heartening for the stellar performance and also for the audience’s excitement to receive it. This week he appears for three nights with local up-and-comers Kevin Camia and Ray Molina.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 27. Continues through Oct. 29, 2011

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