Bobby Lee

As the Asian guy on MADtv, long-serving cast member Bobby Lee has had plenty of opportunity to do Asian and non-Asian characters alike (Kim Jong-Il, Connie Chung, John McCain). In his standup routine, Lee professes something of a love/hate relationship with Texas. "One Mexican guy down there got me in a headlock and kept yelling, 'Hey, Chino!' I told him I was Korean. Maybe he thought I was a Mexican with Down syndrome." He also notes how many in the Lone Star State refer to his diminutive five-five size. "Texans go, 'Oh, look! One of the PokŽmons!'" (Remember to shout, "Hey, Chino!" when Lee steps onstage; that's sure to make him feel welcome. Or give him flashbacks, one of the two.) 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit www.improvhouston.com. $20.
Fri., Oct. 9, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 10, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2009
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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