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Ben Gleib

Daily from Feb. 14-15
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15
9:45 p.m.
Daily from Feb. 16-17
7 p.m.
Feb. 16
9:30 p.m.
$16-$23; special Valentine’s packages available
Comedy, Holiday

Ben Gleib has tried dialing back the political bits in his act, saving that material for his podcast, Last Week on Earth. However, last summer at a gig in Chicago, he was compelled to dive back in. He was telling a joke about women making duck faces in photographs, and followed it with a line about how we elected a president who looks like a duck. A woman in the audience wasn’t having it and yelled, “Don’t talk about the Donald.” Gleib hadn’t planned to make any more jokes about Trump, but things took a turn. “Don’t talk about the Donald?” he responded. “Oh, I’m sorry. I thought this was America, how weird.” He then proceeded to do another five minutes on the president and freedom of speech. So watch out, hecklers. “I’m doing more improv and crowd work in my act,” he says. “People coming to see me should see a different show every night. It’s not that weighty to think about.” Well, that’s the case on most nights. 16+.