Tom Papa is the preeminent consummate professional of modern comedy. While you might not recognize him initially, the New Jersey-bred standup is a regular at the iconic New York City Comedy Cellar, and has made appearances on the late-night circuit, in Chris Rock’s 2014 feature Top Five, and in the Liberace-focused HBO film, Behind the Candelabra. On the surface, Papa seems uncontroversial — but don’t be fooled by his cheery disposition. Beneath his milquetoast veneer lies biting commentary on modern America, and his most recent special, Human Mule, is a maelstrom of social observation as coarse and insightful as it is hilarious. Catch Papa at the Woman’s Club before he’s a household name. 18+.