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J Chris Newberg

July 17
7 p.m.
July 16
9:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
July 15
9:45 p.m.
Daily from July 13-15
7:30 p.m.
$15-$22
Comedy
Though most online clips of J Chris Newberg show him performing any one of a number of his hilarious songs, only about 30 percent of his stage set is funny tunes. "I think it has evolved over the years," he says. "There is a lot of setup/punchline, switches, and music, but there are also some stories and a little crowd work. I'm sure it will be all new from when I was [in the Twin Cities] two years ago." Finding those new nuggets is an ongoing process. "The other night I did about 30 minutes, and the goal was to get two solid jokes out of it. I did it." One of his favorites these days is in fact a musical bit. "I do an impression of a cat that wants to do karaoke, but can't because he doesn't speak English, and doesn't know how to use words," Newberg says. 18+; 21+ later shows.