8.) Demetri Martin

An obvious disciple of dead-pan legend Steven Wright, Demetri Martin brings his appropriately literal "Telling Jokes in Cold Places" tour to Warner Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday. 513 13th St. NW Washington, D.C. $35. <a href="http://www.warnertheatredc.com" target="new">warnertheatredc.com</a>

( Getty / January 31, 2012 )

An obvious disciple of dead-pan legend Steven Wright, Demetri Martin brings his appropriately literal "Telling Jokes in Cold Places" tour to Warner Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday. 513 13th St. NW Washington, D.C. $35. warnertheatredc.com

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