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Rory Albanese Staff Pick

When: Thu., March 16, 8 p.m., Fri., March 17, 8 & 10:15 p.m., Sat., March 18, 8 & 10:15 p.m. and Sun., March 19, 7 p.m. 2017
Price: $16
In an interview with New York Magazine’s entertainment website about the changing nature of political humor, former Daily Show writer-producer Rory Albanese said, “Comedy’s role under Trump should be the same as it’s always been: a heady mix of truth to power and fart jokes.” Albanese’s recent multi-hat role on the now-canceled Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore gave him the opportunity to test that formula, satirizing the increasingly scary state of the union while playing a creepy bathroom bounty hunter hanging out in a high school girls’ room, a skeezy “backdoor expert” advising the government on the best way to get Apple to open up their iPhones, and the bloody-eared owner of a Flint, Michigan, waterpark. Jokes about farts might not lessen the stench, but they help pass the time waiting for the air to clear.


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