Tuesday: Specific Ignorance

Aug. 16

We've all got certain topics or interests that stick in our brains and won't leave. For example, I know that former Oriole Dave McNally is the only pitcher to hit a grand slam in the World Series, which he did in 1970. I was negative 14 years old when this happened, and yet this factoid stays with me, because I love the Orioles and brains are weird things that absorb and retain certain odd bits of information but not other stuff that's seemingly more important. Specific Ignorance, a comedy/trivia show from D.C., taps into similar wells of knowledge. Basically, three comedians compete as a team, offering their area of expertise. Then the audience can pose questions about that subject to try and stump them. Representing Baltimore will be Umar Khan, who claims to be an expert in Blink-182; Josh Kuderna, who says he knows all there is to know about the Revolutionary War; and Bridget Cavaiola, who is up on all things "Full House." Have a few beers and demonstrate how much you know about these very important topics. 8 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, facebook.com/TheCrownBaltimore, $5. (Brandon Weigel)

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