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Dana Gould

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Dana Gould

Daily from Nov. 15-17
8 p.m.
Daily from Nov. 16-17
10:30 p.m.
$18
Comedy

“My last album was called Mr. Funny Man, and the one before that was called I Know It’s Wrong,” says comedian Dana Gould. “The gist of I Know It’s Wrong was there are things that are becoming taboo to joke about.” That album was recorded in 2015. “I couldn’t do half that album now,” he says. But that’s the point. “To me it’s really fun to explore, which is what I’m doing now. I talk about things in a fun way, not whining about the dearth of privilege, but really examining what’s changing and in a way that’s not, ‘Oh, the poor white guy can’t do or say what he wants to anymore.’” This reminds him of a quote: “When you’re used to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” That applies to comedy, too. “People who think they’re being oppressed will have strong reactions. Society doesn’t change in a comfortable or easy way.” He’s had some surprising reactions lately as well. “The trope was always conservatives are tough and liberals are snowflakes,” he says. “But I was in Portland. Liberal Portland, Oregon. I did a mild joke about Trump—it wasn’t even directly about him—and someone threw a beer bottle at me,” he says. “When I make jokes about Trump, conservatives throw a tantrum more than any liberal I’ve ever seen. They just don’t want to hear it.” 18+.