Jake Johannsen: He’s a Nice Boy

A popular perception is that a clean comedian is a boring comedian. That if you're not in a constant state of duck-and-cover to avoid plummeting f-bombs, then you're living in a less interesting, or dated, comedic sphere. Jake Johannsen breaks from that convention by replacing lascivious material with neuroses — a play that works to his warped advantage. To wrap your brain waves around his shtick, think of those neural catacombs that your thoughts wander into when you're on the brink of sleep. Johannsen's tangential patterns follow that same abstract flowchart. In one bit he predicts a future in which all the worlds' Starbucks are connected though a series of tubes, and coffee is piped through the waterlines into every American household. Every faucet would have a setting for “hot, cold or mocha.” Catch Johannsen at the Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, Thursday through Sunday. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Friday; 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Saturday; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $17 to $20 and are available online. Call 972-404-8501, or visit improv.com.
Thu., Jan. 5, 8 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 6, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 7, 6:30 & 9 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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Jamie Laughlin
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