With Danny Brown, 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837 or www.hob.com/houston.
Donald Glover, better known to fans of the TV show Community as Troy Barnes, steps out of the ensemble cast for a comedy feature Friday at House of Blues. And if you know Glover only for the ditsy character he plays on television, you're in for a surprise. He has plenty of personality of his own, and none of it comes across as dull-witted. For much of the past year, he has toured as rapper Childish Gambino, introducing the world to the gangsta yin to Troy yang at music festivals such as Bonnaroo. His gift with words is what brought him to fame in the first place, albeit in the world of comedy; before starring on Community, Glover performed in viral videos as part of the sketch-comedy troupe Derrick Comedy and has written for The Daily Show and 30 Rock. The man has many facets.