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January 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shaffir’s wry humor draws from his experiences growing up as an orthodox Jew in Rockville. With the comic, now based in New York, set to bring his act back to town ($25), he shares the funniest thing that happened while he was a student at the University of Maryland.
“I was in the library trying to Xerox [a book] for a project. I couldn’t get it done, so I was like, ‘I’ll just take this book.’ I ripped the [sensor] out so it wouldn’t go off when I went through the turnstile. Apparently, though, that thing is on the inside of the binding. The turnstile locked. They asked if I had anything in my bag, and I was like, ‘Yeah, this book I stole.’ They called the cops and put me in cuffs. It was so embarrassing. I was like, am I going to jail? Then I was thinking: Can I bring the book to jail to do the research? I still need to do the paper.”
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