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Robert Buscemi Brings The Funny

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 8, 2009 4:20PM

Local comedian Robert Buscemi knows funny. His off-kilter, inventive humor can catch you a bit off-guard with its occasionally surreal nature, but we mean that in the best possible way. There's a reason why Buscemi was a 2009 semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award*. Just trust us; the guy's good (and we're not the only ones who think so). With two DVDs already under his belt (we recommend the fantastic "(t)wit" filmed at Subterranean), Buscemi's next tackling a live CD which he'll be taping tonight at the Lincoln Lodge. So not only will you have a chance to see an outstanding stand-up comedians do his thing in a great venue, but your laughs will be recorded for all eternity as Buscemi performs a full hour of his fantastically absurd humor. Buscemi recently relocated from Chicago to L.A. so his performances in these parts aren't as frequent as they used to be (though he does have a stint at Zanies coming up in January). We know the weather outside is frightful, but it'll be a trip worth the trouble.

Robert Buscemi with Adam Burke, tonight, December 8, 8 p.m., Lincoln Lodge, 4008 N. Lincoln Ave., $10 (773) 251-1539

* - Worth noting: Several other great Chicago comics were also Kaufman Award semi-finalists this year: Steve Gadlin & Paul Luikart (who also advanced as finalists), Ken Barnard, Michael Lehrer, Shawn Cole, and Sarah King.