Greg Giraldo

As the former host of Comedy Central's Stand Up Nation, Greg Giraldo would seem to be well qualified to judge the state of comedy in America. "I dunno," he chuckles. "I don't know how frank I feel like being today, to tell you the truth. I'm in a non-hater mode. I'm trying to live and let live." He adds, "There's a lot of shitty comedy out there that appears to be very popular with people these days, but there's always been shitty comedy. I don't know if it's better or worse." Frankness is a staple of Giraldo's humor as evidenced by his take on this country's treatment of the elderly, for example. "We need to treat our old people the way they do in Europe," he tells his audience. "Leaving them alone to die in the heat while we go on vacation. That's what happened in France. Fifteen thousand people died because they had to skip the country and go off to the Riviera and sun themselves in their ball-hugger man thongs. When I go on vacation, I leave my grandmother in the basement where it's cooler. You gotta do that." 18+.
March 5-8, 8 p.m.; March 7-8, 10:30 p.m., 2008

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