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Craig Robinson (through May 19)


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

Stand-up and song with one of recent comedy's most valuable cast members. Info/tix

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For nearly a decade, comedian Craig Robinson's character Darryl Philbin was the secret weapon of The Office. Philbin's collected and skeptical vibe, as well as the fact that he didn't answer to Steve Carell's Michael Scott, made him the perfect foil for Scott's audacity—he had nothing to lose by telling Scott off or flat out screwing with him at any opportunity.  As hinted at in the 2013 Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-directed disaster comedy This Is The End, in which Robinson plays a fictionalized version of himself who gets stuck in a post-apocalyptic nightmare, Robinson is a capable vocalist and pianist. He showcases this in his current touring stand-up act, which finds him seated behind a keyboard and leaning on crowd participation. From his role as Philbin to his portrayal of retired power-hitter Reg Mackworthy on Eastbound & Down, Robinson has been involved in some of the funniest media of the last decade, so we're definitely not opposed to spending an hour with him. —Joel Shanahan