Gary Owen

Photo by Chelsea Thomas


Thu., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14, 8 & 10:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 15, 7 & 9:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. 2016
$40 to $50

Location Info:

Houston Improv
7620 Katy Freeway Space 455
Houston, TX  77024
Think Like a Man actor Gary Owen had a rocky start. “Trying to get stage time in San Diego, I was only getting one show a week,” says the comic, who caught wind of “quote-unquote black spots” where other white comics wouldn’t play and soon developed a successful following in the venues. The gambit paid off, as Owen has even been named “Black America’s Favorite White Comic” by Ebony Magazine. That turned into a relationship with BET, which is producing his self--titled series this month. Reflecting back, Owen wagers that “being himself” was vital to finding fans, and he’s bringing the real deal to Houston this weekend. “Here’s what I learned: I’d see white guys go up at the black rooms and not be themselves; they’d become a character. Black audiences saw right through that. I’ve always been me onstage, and they’ve embraced it.”

8 p.m. October 13, 8 and 10:30 p.m. October 14, 7 and 9:30 p.m. October 15, 7:30 p.m. October 16. Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit $40 to $50.


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