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Natasha Leggero (multiple showtimes)


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

The sordid and debonair comic has been expanding into more personal territory. Info/tix

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"Do you have any idea who I think I am?" Natasha Leggero asked on her 2011 stand-up album Coke Money, summing up an act that incorporates both her real working-class upbringing in Rockford and a more affected diamonds-and-fur social-climber persona. (There's a bit more where that came from on 2016's Live At Bimbo's.[https://youtu.be/Lqod_FfAIEM])  This works perfectly for Leggero when she uses it to disdainfully unpack the garishness of Las Vegas or the classist spectacle of LA "gang tours"—"Ever since that NWA song, I've been dying to see Compton," she says in an oblivious blue-blood Transatlantic accent during the latter bit—and somehow manages to punch down and punch up all at once. For just the latter, skip on over to Leggero's brutal takedown of rape-culture reptile Tom Leykis.

She deepens this approach, and gets into slightly more personal and vulnerable territory, on The Honeymoon Standup Special, a trio of short Netflix specials in which Leggero and fellow stand-up Moshe Kasher perform solo and collaborative sets about their marriage and having a baby together. (Leggero was pregnant when the special was made, and the kiddo arrived in February.) Leggero plays this solo date at the Comedy Club on State, which should be a good setting for her evolving glam-on-garbage act and gift for crowdwork.  —Scott Gordon

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