Concert preview: Neil Hamburger at Ace of Cups

Rick Allen
Neil Hamburger as the Comedian in “Entertainment”

Comedy is subjective, but when it comes to Neil Hamburger, terms such as “comedy” and “subjective” are fair game as well.

The first name in comedy for everyone from full misanthropes to the merely self-loathing, Hamburger is one of the few Coachella acts that is still not above the likes of Di Presa's Pizza House or Taylor Brigode's bachelor party. His act (and I almost typed “hack” right then) usually consists of tasteless slams on worthless celebrities and explorations of a life that should rightly end splattered all over a bathroom wall, if only Hamburger could afford the bullet. Be thankful that he can't, as comedy is too shy of absolute brilliance.(Don't Miss It)

Ace of Cups

8 p.m. Saturday, July 21

2619 N. High St., Old North