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Adam Cayton-Holland (multiple showtimes, through Feb. 24)

  • Comedy Club on State 202 State Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

You may have seen Adam Cayton-Holland a couple of years back when he stopped at the Comedy Club on State with The Grawlix, the three-man comedy troupe which was the creative force behind truTVs popular Those Who Can't. As a solo act, though, Cayton-Holland is the sort of comic who easily wins over an audience. It's not that there's an absence of edge to his jokes, it's just that he's able to make even a story about having a beer chucked at his head while he's taking a piss feel wholesome, charming even. Personally, I'm all for the less confrontational comedic stylings of talented comics like Cayton-Holland, performers and writers who ride the line between craft and outright warmth. This is the guy, after all, who ends sets by telling the audience "Thanks for listening to my jokes!" before he walks off stage. If that degree of comic kindness sounds good, then settle in for a comfy ride. Dave Losso features and Madison's own Anthony Siraguse hosts. —Chris Lay

Earlier Event: February 21
CANCELED: Machine Head
Later Event: February 23
Porches, Girl Ray, Kevin Krauter