On the Radar: Matt Braunger

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    Comedian Matt Braunger comes off  like that misfit, slacker cousin who crashes at your place for an undetermined amount of time. You know, the type: slightly imbalanced, might be wearing a ketchup-stained shirt and can’t hold down a job, but you can always count on Braunger to share a witty chestnut — like how nothing is cuter than kitten wearing an eye patch. Physique-wise, Braunger’s got the makings of a good comedian – large, pasty and fleshy like Jim Gaffigan or Brian Posehn. His timing and delivery aren’t a direct rip-off of any of the above; he’s got his own special thang going on, and his resume includes stints on MadTV and Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as appearances on all the requisite late-night talk shows.  Aug. 12-15, 8 p.m. Thurs., 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. Sun., The Tampa Improv, Tampa, $14-$18.

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