After a quarter-century in the biz, comedian Steven Wright
likens himself to an athlete. "My mind is trained," he says. "I've done push-ups with that part of my brain so much, it's in shape to see jokes around me." Ever since his breakthrough in the '80s, Wright the world's most deadpan comic has found the funny in the absurd ("Right now, I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time," he intones).
Wright's refusal to discuss current events onstage renders decades-old bits timeless. "I don't want to talk about something that everyone else is talking about," he says. "I want to talk above and below [that]. I'd rather talk about the speed of light than Cheney."
Thu., March 16, 7:30 p.m.