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Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming

There's nothing funny about climate change. Except this. Tonight, the lovable Eugene Mirman hosts A Beacon in the Smog: A Comedy Benefit for Grist.org, the website that blends environmental news with a touch of humor. Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), who can be counted on to appear anywhere in Brooklyn where there's excellent comedy, performs alongside David Cross. And with typhoons ravaging the Philippines and venomous baby spiders infesting banana crops, we could certainly use some levity, environment-wise. Eleanor Friedberger provides the music and Kurt Braunholer, named one of Time Out's "50 Funniest New Yorkers," gets things rolling like a cloud of noxious industrial fumes. At 8, The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, 718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com, $25

 
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