Mike Epps: After Dark

Standup comedians always want to play “the big room.” Well, there are few rooms bigger than the Toyota Center, where Mike Epps (who also moonlights as an actor and rapper) is performing his singular brand of raw-edged observational humor. Well-known for his dope-smoking/girlfriend-dumping character Day-Day Jones in the Friday movie franchise, Epps’s stand-up routine encompasses much more than marijuana jokes. Epps, who’s married, often pokes fun at those in matrimonial bliss/bondage. He frequently dispenses relationship advice, although he rarely has any actually useful suggestions. “Every man in here is scared of their girl,” he said on a recent Comedy Central special. “They are detectives! You’re out and you think they’re going to bed. They’re out looking for your ass! And don’t fall asleep or they’ll ransack your shit. Ever woken up without your phone in your pocket? They get that phone, and it’s a wrap.” 8 p.m. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk. For information, call 866‑446-8849 or visit houstontoyotacenter.com. $39.75 to $65.75.
Fri., April 18, 8 p.m., 2014


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