The High Plains Comedy Festival
will return next month, and SexPot comedy will whet fans' appetites tonight with another weed-and-jokes pizza party at the Oriental Theater
. The lineup is packed with crushers from start to finish: SexPot host Jordan Doll and comics Sean Patton, Ashley Barnhill and Ian Douglas Terry
will join headliner Aparna Nancherla for an evening that promises to be a greasy slice of laughter pie. Nancherla is a fast-rising star on the alternative comedy scene whose absurdist perspective informs a wide-ranging act that can touch on everything from the gross combo of orange juice and toothpaste to imperialism within the same five-minute set. Nancherla has appeared on Conan
, and contributed several memorable segments as a performer and staff writer to the prematurely cancelled Totally Biased with Kamau Bell
. In advance of tonight's show, Westword
caught up with Nancherla to chat about about SexPot, Australian audiences and avoiding the dregs of Twitter.
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