Funny Girl

Anjelah Johnson certainly doesn’t look like the average comedian. The sexy 27-year-old with a rockin’ bod more resembles an NFL cheerleader…which, in fact, she used to be for the Oakland Raiders. But instead of throwing pom-poms, she’s now throwing punch lines — about her half-Mexican/half-Native-American ancestry, her experience in a Korean nail salon and the differences in how black and Hispanic men try to pick her up. During a brief stint on Mad TV, she also created the character of “Bon Qui Qui” — a surly fast-food cashier whose response to customers with any complicated order is to call security (the clip is a YouTube hit). Johnson’s two shows in Houston will be filmed for a Comedy Central special, so wear your TV face. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit $29.
Sat., June 27, 7 & 9:30 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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