If you've watched It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you already know that answer. "Gail the Snail" is a minor but memorable character, known for her quirky creepiness on a show where it's hard to stand out just by being bizarre. But it gives you an idea of Rajskub's comedy chops, and a hint of how she carries herself on stage.
Rajskub's cadence on stage is still a bit quirky, but the material — often drawing from her thoughts, desires and real-life experiences — is very aware and clever. It's not surprising that an experienced actor would have good comedic timing, but it's reassuring to see from someone you don't normally associate with stand-up comedy. The material fits her stage presence, and that's a positive for audiences this weekend.
People are catching on, too: Half her shows are labeled "special engagements," which means no passes accepted and slightly higher ticket prices.
Showtimes are Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. 12938 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Info: sidesplitterscomedy.com or 813-960-1197.