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L-R: Carmen Lynch, Tim Slagle, J. Elvis Weinstein, Cy Amundson. Promo

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Crash & Burn VII

Daily from April 3-7
8 p.m.
Daily from April 6-7
10:30 p.m.
$15-$18
Comedy

Four headliners. Seven shows. Make a new act or die trying. That’s the official tagline for this week’s event. The rules are fairly simple: The material performed has to be all new. Standups can work on those jokes throughout the week (or trash them entirely), but by Saturday the performers are expected to take the stage with no notes and a mostly polished set. The brainchild of Tim Slagle, Crash & Burn has become a must-see series for comedy fans who want a peek behind the curtain. This year’s iteration features Slagle alongside Acme favorite Cy Amundson, plus veteran J. Elvis Weinstein and fast-rising headliner Carmen Lynch. While the potential for crashing and burning might seem high, the show has been an unbridled success for the past six years, making it one of the most creative and fun weeks on the Acme comedy calendar. Will this episode seven be Star Wars good? Or like the seventh Harry Potter movie, where it’s just a bunch of dying and boring shit in the woods? There’s only one way to find out. 18+.