Whether she’s talking about her weird family (on whom she blames her awful personality), being too self-absorbed to be a good friend, or how hot girls give bad dating advice, Peretti plays a haughty character who delivers lines full of sarcastic wit and a good deal of silliness. She says it’s mostly an exaggerated role.
“I probably am more positive and kind and together than I am in my standup,” explains Peretti. “In my life, I won’t let myself dwell on negative things over and over, but in standup I will allow myself to explore that, my assumption being that other people will have those feelings as well, and maybe that’s cathartic.”
Peretti will bring her delightfully judgmental jokes to a three-day stint at Comedy Works beginning tonight at 8 p.m. and continuing tomorrow at 8 and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Comedy Works is at 1226 15th Street; for tickets, $15 to $23, visit www.comedyworks.com.
Thu., Jan. 10, 8 p.m.; Jan. 11-12, 8 & 10 p.m., 2013