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Dana Gould


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

The punchy comedic craftsman visits behind his 2017 stand-up album, "Mr. Funny Man." Info/tix

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Dana Gould started performing stand-up around Boston in the very early 1980s at the age of 17, moving soon after to San Francisco, where he helped plant the seeds of "alt comedy" alongside Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, and Margaret Cho. He was a writer on The Simpsons in the aughts, but more recently he splits his time between  his podcast, The Dana Gould Hour (which I highly recommend), masterminding his IFC show Stan Against Evil, and turning Rod Serling's first draft of Planet Of The Apes into a comic book. That he finds time to tour and put out albums is a impressive. A solid craftsman, Gould's delivers jokes that have a little more punch than most. Whether it's a short little one-liner or a long walk of an expertly paced premise, there's guaranteed to be some tightly coiled twist or other waiting at the end. His most recent album, Mr. Funny Man, dropped last year on Kill Rock Stars (bundled with a set of fake mustaches), so I'm anticipating some newer, less-polished material at this weekend of Comedy Club on State shows, but honestly I'd be perfectly happy to hear his impression of Don Knotts making obscene phone calls for the umpteenth time. —Chris Lay

Earlier Event: December 6
Being There (free)
Later Event: December 7
Down Argentine Way (free)