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Wednesday, May 14 2014

Although we love literature, there are some classic tomes that we've never got around to reading. We'll be honest – even the thought of reading the CliffsNotes version of Beowulf puts us to sleep. Fortunately for us, there's a less boring way to find out what happens in all those books we should have read: We can watch Greg Edwards, aka Sparky Sweets, Ph.D., explain the plot in his YouTube web series Thug Notes. (Apparently Beowulf is about Danish people getting "white boy wasted" and killing monsters. There aren't even any wolves in it. Who knew?) In a one-night-only performance, Edwards is likely to discuss more than his literary knowledge – he came up in the S.F. comedy scene in the early 2000s and has since worked with the likes of Dave Chappelle and Paul Mooney, so he has the range to cover all manner of subjects. Edwards currently resides in Los Angeles, so take advantage of the opportunity to see him right here in the city.

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