Early-week comedy club stages are traditionally reserved for open-mike sessions at which fledgling comedians hone their skills. That’s not the case for this non-weekend appearance by Jay Mohr. As much an actor (Jerry Maguire, Pay It Forward) as he is a comedian (Saturday Night Live, Last Comic Standing), perhaps the best way to describe Mohr is as a comic storyteller. In addition to dead-on impressions of Sean Penn, Christopher Walken and Clint Eastwood, Mohr can also bust out philosophical, as he has done when describing the highest he’s ever been: “After four tabs of acid, the stars are all connected, and I’m connected to them. And the space between us is not empty either. And I know it takes seven years for the light from a star to reach earth, so I’m actually looking at something that isn’t there. It’s ephemeral, yet it’s inside of me. So something that isn’t there is inside of me.” But don’t worry: He also has plenty of poop jokes. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Houston Improv Showcase, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit improvhouston.com. $30.
Nov. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., 2013