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<p>Some of the funnier doings in town over the next few months.<br /></p>

DECEMBER


No Rest for the Wicked Funny

Through Saturday

Improv Asylum Theater

216 Hanover St., Boston

MBTA: Orange Line to Haymarket

$10, 617-263-NUTS

www.improvasylum.com

The fifth annual comedy event is also a 24-hour charity
drive, with 100 percent of profits going to local children via Globe Santa. If
you think laughing at comedy is fun, just try laughing at comedy after you've
stayed up so late that you've passed exhaustion and have entered some funky
sleep-deprived semi-consciousness. That's when the laff riot starts.

Todd Barry

Dec. 10

Great Scott

1222 Comm. Ave., Boston

MBTA: Green Line to Harvard Ave.

$15, 617-566-9014

www.greatscottboston.com

You've seen stand-up comedian Todd Barry in films like the
underrated "Pootie Tang," or as the bongo-playing third member of the
band on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords." He'll do the whole
bald-man-stand-up routine thing and make Great Scott a funny place.


Jim Breuer

Dec. 11

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

MBTA: Green Line to Boylston

$25-$32, 800-745-3000

www.thewilburtheatre.com

Ex-"SNL" member Jim Breuer, not-so-fondly
remembered for characters such as Goat Boy, is more fondly known for that
perma-stoned grin he wears while delivering excitable stand-up routines.


Dane Cook

Dec. 31

TD Garden

Causeway St., Boston

MBTA: Green Line to North Station

$30-$100, 800-745-3000

www.ticketmaster.com

Perhaps the most hated contemporary comedian by fellow
comedians, Cambridge native Dane Cook is also the only comic playing the Garden
this winter.

JANUARY


Rob Schneider

Jan. 9

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

MBTA: Green Line to Boylston

$35-$42, 800-745-3000

www.thewilburtheatre.com

Remember this guy? "You can do it!"? The guy who
brought you Deuce Bigalow and repeatedly gets himself in hot water for playing
Hawaiian and Japanese characters in Adam Sandler movies hits the stand-up
circuit.


FEBRUARY

Pauly Shore

Feb. 12

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

MBTA: Green Line to Boylston

$22-$29, 800-745-3000

www.thewilburtheatre.com

No, seriously, remember THIS guy? The weasel!! Find out if
Shore still possesses that doofus charm that got him a string of movie deals in
the mid-'90s when he gets on stage at the Wilbur.


ONGOING


Awkward Compliment

Thursday nights
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville
MBTA: Red Line to Davis
www.somervilletheatreonline.com

A new generation of improv comedians is rising, and you can find them here anchored by the fail-safe troupe Awkward Compliment, who headline each week, and invite their funny friends and other aspiring com-ics to begin the evening.


Improv Asylum

Ongoing

Improv Asylum Theater

216 Hanover St., Boston

MBTA: Orange Line to Haymarket

$20, 617-263-6887

www.improvasylum.com

Improv Asylum has shows with their mainstage and NXT casts on every day of the week except for Mondays, unequivocal proof that comedy just doesn't work on Mondays.


Improv Boston

ImprovBoston Theatre

40 Prospect St., Cambridge

MBTA: Red Line to Central

$12-$16, 617-576-1253

www.improvboston.com

ImprovBoston's ongoing main stage show puts the
"funny" back in Cambridge, with skits, improvisations, and other
comedic shenanigans. Pauly Shore, Dane Cook, Rob Schneider, Jim Breuer: eat yer
hearts out!

 

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