Alonzo Bodden

A comedian makes cracks about his own discomfort

Jet mechanic-turned-comedian Alonzo Bodden just can’t understand the process of buying new bedding. “Now I know how women feel when they talk to car mechanics,” Bodden says in stand-up routines about shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond. “You have that kind of vague sense you’re being ripped off.” The tall and calm-voiced Last Comic Standing Season 3 champion, who has now graduated to judging the show, is full of insightful observations about his own discomfort. He says he’s often out of place, for example, on USO tours, which have taken him from Israel (where girls love him, “but it might be because I told them I was in the NBA”) to Greenland (“First thing you gotta do in Greenland is tag the other black guy and say you gotta leave”).

Hanging out with NASCAR fans in the Midwest produced Bodden’s greatest insight yet: “I didn’t understand NASCAR, but you talk to a couple of NASCAR fans, and you see how a shiny car driving in a circle would fascinate them all day.” 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Houston Improv, 4620 Katy Freeway. For tickets and information, visit www.improv2.com or call 713-333-8800. $17 to $20.
Thu., Dec. 27, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 28, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 29, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 31, 8 & 10 p.m., 2007

 
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