Comic John Mulaney could be called a Law & Order groupie. I talk about Law & Order a lot because Im obsessed with it, the comedian said in a bit he performed on Late Night with Conan OBrien. He wasnt kidding, either. A YouTube search turns up a number of videos in which Mulaney waxes analytical on everything from the shows build-ups to its reveals to its tendency to feature the same reoccurring characters, such as The Judge Who Allows Everything or Mulaneys favorite, New York City Bartender Who Recognizes Everybody Whos Ever Been in the Bar. Although Bartender can recall customers, he doesnt pick up on obvious situations. Yeah, Blue-Shirt Lady, Mulaney says, impersonating Bartender. Why, did something happen to her? Its like yeah, something most definitely did. Thats why the murder police are here talking about her in the past tense.
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Hear more musings on Law & Order as well as Mulaneys thoughts on why Donald Trump lives like a cartoon rich person and his search for the point of Billy Joels hit We Didnt Start the Fire at 8:30 p.m. today, and 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Laff Stop, 526 Waugh. For tickets and information, call 713-524-2333 or visit www.laffstop.com. $20 to $25.
Wed., Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 4, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 5, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2008