Pablo Francisco is often labeled as an "impression" comedian, and as a "sound effects" guy. But Francisco's material is about more than cell-phone rings and Dubya voices. His observational takes on things like R&B tunes (every one must have "smooth, soft and silky" in it) and soft porn ("It's called 'soft' because it doesn't get you hard") are smart and brilliantly timed. Francisco is pushing his new DVD, Bits and Pieces, and he visits the Improv today. With any luck, he'll treat us to his version of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a "Little Tortilla Boy."
Thu., March 23, 8:30 p.m.; March 24-25, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., March 26, 8 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 10-11, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.