Special Comedy Shows at Rhythmix

At Rhythmix Cultural Works on Blanding, Bay Area-based comedian Josh Kornbluth will present his Red Diaper Baby show at 7 and 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve program features “a poignant celebration of a neurotic child’s awkward yet heartfelt journey into adulthood,” Rhythmix staff members say.

“Josh received a standing ovation for his October show at Temple Israel” on Bay Farm, said Ruth Belikove, who helped put that event together. “It will not be the same monologue, and I hope many Alamedans will come to see him again. His material is autobiographical, which makes him so amusing and very funny.”

According to Kornbluth, a man with “a deep fear of transitions,” the show highlights “thorny subjects as sex, politics and the possible overuse of baby powder,” along with details about a young boy who believed he was destined to grow up to lead a communist revolution in America.

Tickets are $30-$40, and the 10 p.m. show includes a champagne toast. (See www.rhthymix.org or call 510-865-5060.)

Janet Levaux