Comedian Anthony Jeselnik Brings Some Dark and Slightly Demented Humor to the 20th Century Theater

Comedy Central star Jeselnik is known for his snarky and ironic wit

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Anthony Jeselnik

Pittsburgh-born comedian Anthony Jeselnik brings his Funny Games tour to the 20th Century Theater for an evening of dark, snarky and ironic comedy.

“If something made me uncomfortable, I would take it as a challenge to try and make a joke about that,” Jeselnik told NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg about why no topic is off limits for him. “That’s my only goal: to find things that you shouldn’t joke about, and find a way to make a joke.”

Jeselnik created and starred in his Comedy Central show the Jeselnik Offensive and has appeared in shows including IFC’s Garfunkel and Oates, The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump and The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. He’s also written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and his hour-long special Caligula got critical acclaim.

6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. show Thursday. $51. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley,         

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