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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
TUL's Take: Leo Allen/Eugene Mirman/Michael Showalter at Black Cat

Wow, can't remember the last time The Upstate Life took a Monday off from posting. Wait, what's that sound? Quite possibly the derailment of a supposedly dependent average of five posts per week on the site, but shit happens, ya know? But don't worry, we heard most of the passengers survived anyway.

So yeah, the Leo Allen/Eugene Mirman/Michael Showalter gig at the Black Cat Sunday night was arguably the best comedy show I've ever seen, period. My face was in chronic pain the rest of the evening from all the endless laughing. Leo Allen, the lesser known of the three comics, was a surprisingly entertaining opener and was on the stage for just the right amount of time before Michael Showalter came on. Being a huge The State/Wet Hot American Summer/Stella fan, I was looking forward to seeing Showalter the most. I mean, I was one of the 527 people who actually went to the theater to see The Baxter. I felt his material was the best of the night, particularly his Ten Commandants of Sandwiches bit. Eugene Mirman closed the show with some brilliant if not incredibly obscure material (i.e. - an impression of Abraham Lincoln delivering a pizza during a hurricane). All three comedians killed to what was maybe a three-fourths filled house last night. Hands down the best $10 I've ever spent my money on. Remember, no blood for oil unless it's Eugene's!

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