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Todd Glass

Daily from Sept. 13-17
8 p.m.
Daily from Sept. 16-17
10:30 p.m.

When he’s not headlining clubs across the country, which he does most of the time, Todd Glass is featuring for the likes of Jim Gaffigan, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and Daniel Tosh. Those comics all know that they need a strong voice to set the tone, and aren’t afraid to bring along a comic like Glass, who has the same philosophy when he selects his opener. “I like to pick someone who can go out there and do a great job,” he says. “Sometimes I’ll have a middle act that I’ve brought, and all of a sudden I’ll be listening and think, ‘Wow, they’re killing. I’ve got to step up my game a bit.’” Glass’ game is talking about things that frustrate him, but also about things that bring him joy. Politics is neither of those things. “I’ve always been more of a social-issues comic. In the last year since I wrote the book, a lot of social things have creeped into my act.” That book, a memoir titled The Todd Glass Situation, discusses, in part, his decision to finally live life as an openly gay man. No matter what issue he brings up onstage, though, he sticks to one simple rule. “Make it funnier than preachy,” he says. “In comedy, if you really want to change someone’s opinion, you have to be funnier than preachy.” 18+.