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Eclectic Improv Company’s 400th show

For some people, public speaking is bad enough. Now add the fact that you have nothing planned to say—or to do, for that matter. Finally, imagine yourself doing this upwards of 400 times. Welcome to the Eclectic Improv Company. This Saturday (January 30) the Shea’s Smith Theater will house the Eclectic Improv’s 400th show, every single one of which was different from the last. Members of the audience pitch in ideas for the comedians to perform on the spot—no scripts, no practicing. The company, whose cast includes Peter Cumbo, Don Gervasi, John Kreuzer, Todd Benzin, and Michael Hake, is guaranteed to entertain and impress with its sheer wit and brilliance. You dont have to worry about the provocative and, let’s face it, rather uncomfortable topics usually covered at stand-up and other comedic events. The Eclectic Company’s performances are good clean fun that is suitable for all ages. And for those afraid of being picked on by the comedians, fear not! The Eclectic Improv Company will never pick on or tease the members of the audience. The only thing you have to fear while watching these guys is being able to hold in that Double Gulp you drank an hour ago.

—jeremy lee

8pm. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (847-1410/sheas.org). $15.