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Jenny Slate (multiple showtimes, sold out)

  • Comedy Club on State 202 State Street Madison, Wisconsin (map)

A rare chance to see the prodigious voice actor and “Obvious Child” star do stand-up. Info/tix


Though she's best known for her voice acting, Jenny Slate has deep roots in stand-up, and makes it so that you pretty much have to get to shows like this in-person to experience that part of her work. After being axed from Saturday Night Live after one season, Slate hit it big voicing the adorable animated short Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (which has a staggering 30 million views on YouTube) while picking up smaller television roles on Bob’s Burgers, Parks & Recreation, and Kroll Show. Slate broadened her film career from voice acting roles to starring in the indie hit Obvious Child in 2014 and Landline three years later. Slate’s recent projects include season 2 of Netflix’s Big Mouth, where she plays the precocious and abundantly nerdy Missy, and the action film Venom. Although Slate’s voice may seem hard to escape behind a screen, most audiences have seen little of her behind a microphone.  To be fair, she played a comic in Obvious Child, but many of her character’s sets in the film more closely resembled diatribes than a tight five. She has refused offers to record a special and hates to be filmed on stage, so if you were hoping to see Slate in this medium, this may be your best chance. —Caleb Oakley

Earlier Event: February 1
Kacey Musgraves, Liza Anne (sold out)
Later Event: February 2
Gender Fest