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J Chris Newberg

Daily from July 26-28
7:30 p.m.
July 28
9:45 p.m.
Daily from July 29-30
7 p.m.
July 29
9:30 p.m.
$13-$22
Comedy

If you’re wondering why we haven’t seen J Chris Newberg in person for a while, ponder no more. “I’ve been working on a bunch of new shows, writing and producing,” he explains. “I think I’ve done 265 episodes between Idiotest and a new [Game Show Network program] called Emogenius.” He has, nonetheless, still found time to come up with a new hour of material for his standup set. And, yes, he will still bring his guitar onstage—he loves to sing and write songs—but that’s not the focus of his comedy. “I don’t want to be ‘that guitar comic,’” he adds. Otherwise, he’s talking about his life at 47 and his take on aging. “Everybody ages,” he notes, “but I’m sort of taking the mindset of looking at my attempts to continuously think and feel younger.” With that, though, comes understanding the limitations that arrive with age. He uses retired NBA star Kobe Bryant as an example. “He was like, ‘My mind knows exactly what to do, my body just can’t do it anymore.’” Newberg adds, “I hurt my ankle getting out of bed.” 18+; 21+ later shows.