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September 18, 2014 at 4:07pm

Comedian Emo Philips sent the Weekly Volcano a postcard

Love, Emo

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Every week the Weekly Volcano presents a round-up of the nerdy events and news happening in the South Sound and around the world. Scribes Rev. Adam McKinney and Christian Carvajal trade weeks penning the week in geek. The two actually wanted to settle it with 10 paces and turn. The trade-off was a more civilized solution.

Anyway McKinney previewed Emo Philip's Tacoma Comedy Club show in the Aug. 19, 2014 Nerd Alert! column.

Whenever a legend of comedy comes to Tacoma, it shouldn't go unheralded. Emo Philips has been in the business for almost 40 years. Since the beginning, he's been a true original, inspiring a whole generation of absurdist joke-centric comedians such as Mitch Hedberg, Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt. His style is frequently copied, but never matched, with his odd falsetto and wandering way of delivering jokes. Emo Philips is like Steven Wright, countering Wright's philosophical deadpan with an impish, singsongy surrealism. This is not to be missed. Witness it at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Tacoma Comedy Club.

Apparently, this column moved Philips, who sent us this postcard. ...

Love and coleslaw. Nice.

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