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Every other Friday at 10:30 p.m., catch the improvised comedy of You & Me at The Den Theatre on 1333 N. Milwaukee. For details, visit thegifttheatre.org/shows-events/gas-the-den.

Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It will be performed by Cave Painting Theater Company (March 13-29) at the Rivendell Theatre on 5779 N. Ridge Avenue. Under the direction of Gwen Kelly-Masterton, the play features composer Ben Masterton as well as actors Elizabeth Kelly, Kate Booth, Benjamin Cormalleth, Kathleen Donoghue, David Federman, Alyson Grauer, Gabriel Faith Howard, Jesse Hutson, Erin Kelsey, Stephen McClure, and Alexis Meuche. Tickets ($15) are available at http://ayli2014.brownpapertickets.com.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with NBC’s Undateable Tour featuring comedians Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman. Hosted by Bill Lawrence, the standup starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 17 at UP Comedy Club on the third floor of Piper’s Ally on 230 W. North Avenue.

The Chicago premiere of Aditi Brennan Kapil’s Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show can be seen from March 27 to April 27 at Silk Road Rising on Pierce Hall at Chicago’s Temple Building on 77 W. Washington Street. For tickets, visit at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.silkroadrising.org.

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