8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18; 8 p.m. Sunday, January 19. For reservations and information, call 281-481-1188 or visit www.thecomedyshowcase.com. $12.
The Comedy Showcase, 12547 Gulf Freeway (at Fuqua)
Norman Mitchell is making a name for himself. The riotous comedian has worked with Chris Rock, Chris Tucker and Dennis Miller, and appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour. Now he hosts BET's Naughty Games. But why watch Mitchell's act on the tube when you can see him tonight in person without commercials or censors? Local joke-smiths will make guest appearances at each of Mitchell's shows, and Kristin Lindner, wry mother of three, emcees.