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The Funniest People Coming to Dallas This Winter

Start 2016 laughing.
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Dallas winters are brief, and, aside from the occasional ice day, not all that unpleasant. It can, however, be pretty cold outside. And nothing warms up the soul like laughter. Or something. Anyways, here are some funny stand-up comedians coming to town through the end of February and start of March. Start 2016 laughing.

Patton Oswalt at the Majestic Theatre | Jan. 22

This show was originally scheduled for September, but we have no reason to suspect Oswalt has gotten less funny in the last few months. It has yet to sell out, although you may have to resign yourself to the nosebleeds. The comic book-obsessed avatar of the American nerd has become popular for a reason, and the back row is better than no row at all.

Howard Kremer at Three Links | Jan. 22

Comedic alter-ego: the rapper Dragon Boy Suede. Catchphrase and/or bit: Summah. Podcast: Who Charted? Video projects of note: A Funny or Die video with Zooey Deschanel.

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Kathleen Madigan at the Majestic Theatre | Jan. 23

Your favorite stand-up’s favorite stand-up — Lewis Black once called her the “funniest comic in America”). Madigan’s done the late-night circuit, Last Comic Standing, and several of those VH1 talking head shows, and she’s a 25-year veteran of the stage.

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Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy at Verizon Theatre | Jan. 23

Whatever your thoughts on these alums of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, there’s no denying the broad crowd-pleasing appeal of a redneck joke. Until Ron White and Bill Engvall get on board for the inevitable reunion tour, this is the most popular blue collar comedy you’ll find in one place.

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Maz Jobrani at the Addison Improv | Jan. 29 & 30

Jobrani was a part of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, starred a group of four Middle Eastern Americans telling the exact opposite of redneck jokes. Jobrani, who was born in Tehran, continues to riff on the experience of being brown and from a predominantly Muslim country while living in the U.S.

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Eric Bogosian at Wyly Theatre | Feb. 11-13

While not strictly a stand-up comic — he’s usually lumped in to a greyer area of performance — Bogosian’s monologues are frequently hilarious. A notorious figure in New York’s theater scene, Bogosian is making a rare trip out of his hometown to for this solo show.

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Sommore at Verizon Theatre | Feb. 13

A reigning queen of comedy and a frequent television guest (she’s done Oprah!), Sommore is joined by Gary Owen, Tony Rock, and Tommy Davidson for this stop of the Royal Comedy Tour.

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D.L. Hughley at the Addison Improv | Feb. 26-28

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