Comedian Jim Gaffigan can talk for hours about food, but don't eat anything yourself while he's at it. His takes on cakes, pies, vegetables and fruit are hilarious enough to make milk stream out of your nose. The pale humorist has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (RIP) and three Comedy Central specials - including Beyond the Pale, which went gold in six months after being released on CD - wittily wondering about manatees, computer technology and, a fan favorite, Hot Pockets (okay, that's still food).
All his bits are interrupted with his signature asides, when Gaffigan speaks in a womanish whisper and comments on the contents of his set. In Beyond the Pale, he breaks from a diatribe to whisper lines like, "This guy talks a lot about cake" and "If he does another cake joke, I'm going to kill him." 8 p.m. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit www.livenation.com. $39.75 to $49.75.
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Fri., Feb. 12, 2010