Phil van Hest;
ComedySportz Arena: 721 Mass Ave. Phil's new monologue about how a cat taught him
to love again offers a sturdy framework for a set of carefully observed and
almost always hilarious anecdotes, delivered in his fast-paced, not quite
verbose style. Van Hest wears an undone bowtie and sometimes affects a stoner
sensibility, but he's working when you're not looking, and his sense of timing
and ability to work the room is top-notch. While his narrative about finding
love in the most unexpected places is not unfamiliar, he gets to this basic
truth via ruminations on brain chemistry, religious belief and genetic
Aug. 27, 9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m.
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