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Performing for a packed house at Spreckels Theater in San Diego, comedian Patton Oswalt delivers a blistering stand-up set in his trademark blend of acerbic wit and unabashed silliness.  His topics range from the future of our nation to daddy/daughter outings gone wrong to the scope of humor in Germany. The combination CD/

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Today Austin, TX based art gallery MONDO announced Mike Mitchell’s third solo show. The theme of the show is Marvel Comics and the art will be 100% official. The opening is scheduled for April 25, 2014.

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