Greg Giraldo

As a newly single father (read: divorced), comedian Greg Giraldo is faced with a new challenge on the stage. "I'm at a crossroad for what I am going to talk about," he says. Giraldo's sets (as seen in two half-hour specials and one full-hour special on Comedy Central) normally dealt with politics and his personal life. When he wasn't riffing on issues like the drug war or politicians, he poked fun at his childhood and marriage. But life post-divorce (with kids) can cause one to rethink revealing his offstage exploits. "I mean, if I'm so embarrassed about them hearing about it, maybe I shouldn't even be doing it in the first place. But you know, you just drink more and it all feels okay again." 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For tickets and information, call 713-333-8800 or visit www.improvhouston.com. $17 to $20.
Thu., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.; Dec. 18-19, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2009
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