[ comedy/asshole ]
"The Bitter Buddha" — Eddie Pepitone's nickname fits him like a condom. There's a dreary, doleful resignation to his standup that would come across as darkly peaceful if it wasn't so damned haunted. The weighty monologue-ist, with film and television credits ranging from The Sarah Silverman Program to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to Conan, somehow keeps going even after he's given in to some mysteriously weightier, unseen force. Last year's A Great Stillness and an appearance on equally bothered comic Marc Maron's WTF podcast offer only clues to the source of his nervous, energetic ire.
Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $20, Underground Arts at the Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St., undergroundarts.org.