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Laughing at Satan

To call Anthony Jeselnik the "satanic prince of standup," as the A.V. Club's Nathan Rabin so casually put it, is pretty on point. However, denoting "satanism" merely implies that Jeselnik is a follower of the dark side. Jeselnik is the current Satan of comedy. He is slick; he is suave. You will trust whatever deal he'll make you as long as his impossibly symmetrical and pristine pearlies accompany the flash of his game-winning smile. This Pennsylvanian might be better-known for his work on Jimmy Kimmel Live and his short-lived Comedy Central show, the Jeselnik Offensive, but it will be surviving clips of his roasting a pissy Donald Trump and an amused Charlie Sheen that will serve as evidence of his good-natured psychopathic version of comedy. Could he surpass Greg Giraldo as a master roaster in the foreseeable future? Perhaps, but for now, the acerbic daggers of his observational and insultive comedy will do fine. Just don't sign any papers he hands you. See him rib a few folks and make jokes of cringe-worthy material Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm. Tickets cost $25. Call 561-833-1812, or visit
Thu., Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 2014