When Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan began work on The Chappelle Show, they knew they needed one man: Donnell Rawlings. They hired the comedian, whod gotten his start on the Brooklyn comedy scene and also toured with the Bad Boys of Comedy, as a principle writer; his mix of topical and racially charged humor was a perfect fit with the show. Rawlings would become famous as Chappelle Show character Ashy Larry.
No one is safe from Rawlings biting wit not even his friends. In one bit, he talks about a buddy who says 9/11 is the reason he cant find a job. Im like, Man, you aint have a job in 4/11, 5/11, 6/11 [or] 7/11. He even crosses oceans for material. On a recent trip to Amsterdam, he got a ticket for $100 for pissing in a street where prostitution is legal, he says. Man, I couldve pissed on a hooker for $50. See what else Ashy Larry has to say about domestic and foreign policies at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 8 p.m. Thursday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For tickets and information, call 713-333-8800 or visit www.improv2.com. $15.
Thu., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.; Dec. 21-22, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2007