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Must Love Dogs (and comedy)

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Must Love Dogs and Comedy
Photograph: David Kirchner @kirchhkreative
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Time Out says

Featuring up-and-coming and established stand-up, character, storytelling, and musical comedy acts who are women, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC performers, this show aims to provide a spotlight for underrepresented comedians...with a twist. (The dogs are the twist.) Anyone is welcome to bring their dog to the show as long as they get along with others. It might sound disruptive, but the ensuing performances are enhanced and even made better with furry friends around. They may not be the subject of the show, but comedians often incorporate them into their jokes and play off their barks and whines. Sometimes they sigh at the perfect time or demand pets from the performer. Comedians who have performed recently include Farooq Hussain, Jonathan Thomas, Sam Morrison, Ann Van Epps, Mariel Jimenez and Sami Schwaeber. Each show raises funds for local animal shelters like Muddy Paws Rescue.

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