[ comedy/tubas ]
Consider Heart of Darkness a grand orchestra of comedy. Conducted by creator Greg Barris, this eclectic show brings together standup, bands with weird names (New Beard, Your Crooked Part, Corrupt AutoPilot and Wigmaker’s Son) and what they call “fringe scientists.” If this sounds too avant-garde, don’t worry. Heart of Darkness has been hailed by institutions like the New Yorker and BrooklynVegan alike. Recent lineup additions Doogie Horner (Philly comedian/America’s Got Talent semifinalist) and Annie Lederman can hardly be expected to bring the collective crazy down a notch.
Thu., Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m., $5, with New Beard, Yazan, Corrupt Auto Pilot, Wigmaker’s Son, Doogie Horner and Annie Lederman, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., undergroundarts.org.