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Matt Braunger

When: Thu., Feb. 18, 9 p.m. 2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 18

MATT BRAUNGER

If Will Ferrell were a single, middle-aged stand-up comic instead of a married, middle-aged comedy megastar, he'd be Matt Braunger. Both have a bumbling, buffoonish white-guy bluster, as if trying to appear cool and hip when it's clear to everyone that they're as square as they come. But while Ferrell has spent his career playing determined dumbasses, Braunger has been holding it down for the dumbasses who still don't have their shit together. Last year, the Mad TV alum released his first Netflix special, Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal, riffing on being wifeless, childless, and pushing forty and still not having a handle on this whole life thing. Braunger also stars as the clueless protagonist of the new Comedy Central web series he created, White Flight. Basically a racially charged The Leftovers played for laughs, the show casts Braunger as an actor, Gary, one of the few white people left in America. (The rest have been teleported to Canada, "the New United States.") On the show, Braunger may be all thumbs when it comes to bringing people of color together, but we're fairly certain all middle-aged schmucks in one-bedroom apartments would follow the man into hell. —Craig D. Lindsey

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL, DURHAM 9 p.m., $10–$15, www.motorcomusichall.com

Price: $15

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