He admits to being better at the trivia, but were guessing that in his case, things are working out okay. Finnegan has managed to gain a following in the comedy world, and its not just because of his pretty face. When we mention this to him in a telephone interview, he asks, Im sorry, are you talking about me? He continues, Feel free to print how good-looking I am as many times as you want. Theres really no [response] that wont make me sound like a douchebag.
Finnegan says his craft has been influenced by the fact that growing up, his pudgy frame and dorky demeanor had kids calling him everything but attractive. He says that as a result, hes the type of comedian whos in the business not to be the center of attention, but to settle a score. My whole comedy career is just me trying to get back at five or six kids I grew up with. 8:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Laff Stop, 526 Waugh. For tickets and information, call 713-524-2333 or visit www.laffstop.com. $20 to 25.
Wed., Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 1, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 2, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2008