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Houston Spring Comedy Preview

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If you are in the market for a little comic relief, Houston has plenty to offer this spring. From light, dry humor to outright busting at the seams laughter, The Improv and Comedy Showcase are the places to be for a good laugh this spring.

The Improv
7620 Katy Freeway, Space 455
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 333-8800
www.symfonee.com/Improv

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Pauly Shore
Price: $22 to $25
Date: March 23rd – 25th
Hours: Click here for times
Ages: 18 and older

Comedian Pauly Shore gained popularity in the early ’90s with his MTV show, “Totally Pauly.” Since then, he has starred in Hollywood movies “Encino Man,” “Son-in-Law” and “In the Army Now.” His HBO comedy special “Pauly Does Dallas” was a hit, and he has been a household name ever since. The Improv brings him in to entertain audiences after completing his first movie as director – “You’ll Never Wiez in this Town Again.”

Kevin Nealon
Price: $25
Date: March 30th to 31st
Time: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Ages: 18 and older

Emmy nominee Kevin Nealon comes to the Imrpov with his dry humor and quick wit. After his nine years with on an improv show, he went on to perform stand-up around the country. Glen Martin DDS was his role for two years, as on the show bearing the same name. His portrayal of Doug Wilson on the Showtime comedy “Weeds” earned him a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award as a part of the ensemble cast.

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Frank Caliendo
Price: $25
Date and Time: April 13th to 14th at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; April 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Ages: 18 and older

This comedian delivers a dead-on impression of Jack Nicholson and others for this special treat. Nominated for an Emmy in 2005, he has also appeared on “Hot in Cleveland” and played himself on “Frank TV.”  His talent was featured on “MADtv” for five seasons. This actor, writer and producer makes moves behind the camera and as a star in front of it. Come out and enjoy Caliendo and his special brand of comedy mixed with great impressions.

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Comedy Showcase
11460 Fuqua St Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77089
(281) 481-1188
www.thecomedyshowcase.com

Chinaman
Price: $15
Date: March 23rd to 24th
Time: 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Ages: 18 and older

Chinaman
 has an alter-ego that he brings out on stage. Kid Wok is the rock star trapped inside of him who’s just screaming to be released. The comedian has had appearances on “Last Comic Standing” and performed pretty well in the “Rock N’ Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament” on VH1. You may recognize his voice from the cartoon “Dragon Ball-Z” in which he covers an array of character voices. If you like The Comedy Showcase’s Facebook page, you will have the opportunity to comment on videos and earn a discount on up-coming shows.

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Jack Mayberry
Price: $15
Date: March 30th to 31st
Time: 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Ages: 18 and older

He’s known as the king of sarcasm and has 38 late night appearances under his belt. Jack is a Texas native and got his start in radio in South Carolina after serving in the military. Mayberry is most famous for his impression of former presidential candidate Ross Perot. He has given his time to entertain the men serving in war zones for our country.

Nicole Sonnier is a freelance writer living in Houston and covers Nightlife & Music. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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