Though the world of comedy podcasts tends to be insular and cultish, Professor Blastoff qualifies as a bona fide big deal. A key player in the Ear Wolf podcast network, the show features weekly convivial conversations between standups Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger, plus bumbling intern/aspiring comic Aaron Burrell, and veers confidently between hilarious and heartfelt thanks to the close personal friendships among the three hosts. From crazed character-based improvisations by Dunnigan to serious philosophical discussion, Professor Blastoff is hard to summarize other than that it's easy to enjoy. In addition to a live recording of the podcast this Sunday, attendees should expect short standup sets and audience interaction. Van Stee opens. All ages.
Sun., May 12, 7 p.m., 2013