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"My family continues to be hilarious," reports Jackie Kashian. "My father likes to ask, 'How come you don't talk about your brothers and sister more?' I say, 'Because you keep opening your mouth and saying things that are hilarious, and I have to repeat them in public.'" Dad's getting a bit of a break though, as Kashian has started talking more about Andy, her husband of five years. "I've never even had a boyfriend before," she says. "Standup is all I did. And occasionally I would meet a fella, nature would take its course, and I'd feel pretty." That system had its limitations, as Kashian only knew about relationships through the jokes of the male comics who she performed with. "There are basically three jokes male comics tell about their wives," she says. "One: Once you get married, women stop having sex. Two: They spend all your money. Three: They're all bitches, man." So, for the past five years Kashian has stuck to a carefully crafted plan to make sure none of those are true of her. "I'm making sure everyone is happy in the sack, I don't hemorrhage his money, and if I have a negative emotion, I stuff it. Because that will never backfire." 18+. (Photo by Michael Helms)
Jan. 24-28, 8 p.m.; Jan. 27-28, 10:30 p.m., 2012