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It's a twin bill of headlining comics this week at Acme as Carmen Lynch and Dan St. Germain will take turns closing the show at the venerable comedy club. "We're doing the same amount of time," Lynch says. "It should be fun. I know Dan from New York. I'm very excited." St. Germain has been on several of the late-night chat shows, and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He also does hilarious short subjects for MyDamn Channel and Funny or Die. The burly New Jersey native, who looks as though he might have stepped out of the woodlands of northern Minnesota, has even turned up on the PBS kids' series The Electric Company. Lynch, on the other hand, has lived all over. The daughter of a Spanish woman and a U.S. Naval officer, she attended the College of William & Mary and majored in psychology. "I changed my major a ton of times," she says. "I was pre-med, and that was so hard. I went for the psych major, which seemed like a safe one. After college I was like, 'I don't want to be a psychologist!'" Instead, she moved to New York to pursue acting, and on a whim took a standup class. "I told the teacher I didn't want to perform at the showcase at the end of the course, but he sort of forced me." Of course she was hooked immediately, and has gone on to headline clubs all over the world, including venues in Spain and Costa Rica where she got to perform in Spanish. "I translated some of [my English jokes]. I can't do all of them word for word because of the timing, it just doesn't work." Many of them did well, though. "They felt like they were brand new because they were in a different language. It was kind of refreshing to feel like I had 20 minutes of new material." 18+.
July 9-13, 8 p.m.; July 12-13, 10:30 p.m., 2013