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Dylan Moran

Oct. 24
8 p.m.
$41
Comedy

Although he’s not a household name in the United States, Dylan Moran has long been considered one of the funniest, most incisive comic minds on the international stage. While stateside audiences might recognize the Irish comic from the darkly humored U.K. sitcom Black Books (which Moran co-created and starred in) or his various acting pursuits (including memorable parts opposite friend Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run), such gigs are sidelines compared with his acclaimed career as a standup. Known for his wary outlook, literate phrasing, and inquisitive observations of irrational behavior, Moran has sharpened his wit with a restless intellect. But while a younger Moran could come across as a bit caustic, the veteran comic is now prone to admit his own cluelessness about long-term relationships and effective parenting. Such hard-won maturity hasn’t dulled Moran’s edge so much as provide him with enough perspective to recognize his own contributions to cultural abnormalities and to acknowledge how the most unsavory of vices can be coping mechanisms for the inescapable presence of mortality. Moran’s road-tested material is likely to be balanced with fresh riffing on late-breaking social and political insanity.