Are you in the throes of dating hell? Then take a load off, and sit in on comic Chris Valenti's one-man show at Cinespace. Here's a sample: “When I was in my 20s, dating was easy,” he says. “Women were excited to date me. They'd be like, 'He plays guitar! And he's a fitness instructor!' Now, that I'm in my 30s, women have changed. Now they're like, 'He plays guitar? And he's a fitness instructor?' ” Since life mirrors art, Valenti's hilariously heart-wrenching zingers may not have happily-ever-after endings, but, chances are, you'll find yourself nodding in agreement. He's also a newfangled, multimedia kind of guy, performing his gig in front of a full-size movie screen showing his own insane film shorts or whatever goofball filmic embellishment he sets his heart on. To top it off, Fridays are the club's Bohemian Shindig night, which means $4 Buds and $5 well drinks before 10 p.m. Adds Valenti, “The best cure for a broken heart is laughing at someone else's.” Sounds like a good place to find a lonely heart crying in his/her $4 beer.

Fri., Aug. 21, 8 p.m., 2009

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