Talking to Strangers is an aptly named, one-night-only standup comedy show from Stoneham native Jay Larson, at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion tonight. Aptly named because talking to strangers is exactly what Mr. Larson does, both in the “drunk audience” sense, and the “random businesspersons who’ve dialed his number by mistake” sense. Suffice it to say that, briefly, the financial integrity of a small startup in New York rested in the comic’s steady, but professionally untrained hands. And that Talking to Strangers: Jay Larson is a Happenstance Corporate Terrorist was way too long a name for the show.
[Sat 9.29 527 Tremont St., Boston. 8pm/18+/$25. @JayLarsoncomedy. bcaonline.org]