Ryan Donahue has a ridiculous and outlandish mane. Looks like some kind of creature out of 1985 or something. We’re told it’s just to be funny, which is a success in its own right. Anyhow, we also thought that it warranted us giving Donahue some space to flank his new comedy show in Davis.
Why does the Boston area need another comedy show?
When Leonard Bucket invented the bucket, he didn’t tell people they needed buckets. They just saw how cool his bucket was and then they were like, “Man. I want to go see that new comedy show in Davis Square.”
What’s so goddamn special about this show anyway, and how will that change month to month?
I have identical twins working the door. That’s how good this show is. And it’s in a theater! I’d pay 10 bucks to fart in a theater. If it was empty. But these are national headliners. Comics you’ve seen on TV. It’s a rare thing to see such good talent in a venue as intimate as the Davis Square Theatre. And each show will have a completely different lineup.
Funniest joke by one of the comics you have doing the show this month?
Anthony DeVito has a joke about how his deaf 89-year-old grandmother is currently in an interracial relationship with a blind, one-legged 50-year-old man. It’s truly a beautiful piece of art.
What’s so funny about Davis Square, anyway?
Louis C.K. was here a couple weeks ago, and I’m fairly certain he took a dump in one of these toilets. There are still Louis C.K. shits floating around in our sewers. They’re here somewhere.
As the host of this show, how many drinks will you permit yourself to have before and during the festivities?
A couple. I like red wine now. Cuz I’m getting fatter.
STRANGE BEHAVIOR W/ SEAN DONNELLY + EMMA WILLMAN + ANTHONY DEVITO. DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE, 255 ELM ST., BOSTON. THU 12.18. 8PM/$10/21+. DAVISSQUARETHEATRE.COM
A Queens, NY native who came to New England in 2004 to earn his MA in journalism at Boston University, Chris Faraone is the editor and co-publisher of DigBoston and a co-founder of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. He has published several books including 99 Nights with the 99 Percent, and has written liner notes for hip-hop gods including Cypress Hill, Pete Rock, Nas, and various members of the Wu-Tang Clan.