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News Flash's political hangover

The current events comedy show stages another run at Village Theatre

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Laughter might be the best medicine for the lackluster state of American politics. News Flash is part news show part comedy contest. Over three rounds, comics and writers go head-to-head creating current event-inspired jokes. The champion from each round competes in a final battle where they have to write five jokes in 15 minutes. Whoever spits the best zinger, as determined by Ladylike variety show members Kenzie Carolyn Rowland and Jil Pasiecnik, wins. Fighting for this month’s title are Amber North, Neal Reddy, Caroline Schmitt, Shaunak Godkhindi, Kevin Saucer, and returning champ Brian Edmond. Joe Pettis, Samm Severin, Piper Ruhmkorf, and Trey Dunn perform stand-up, too, guaranteeing maximum laughter. Andrew Michael and Paige Bowman host.

$5. 9 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 10. The Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St., S.E. 678-701-6114. www.villagecomedy.com.