These days, Koy, one of only a handful of comedians ever to receive a standing ovation on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, still spends lots of time shaking people’s hands. Now it’s with hundreds of fans during after-show meet-and-greets. Some other comedians limit their meet-and-greets to VIP ticketholders or are available for only a limited time, rushing fans through. “I will never do that,” Koy says earnestly. “Are you kidding? Shaking hands got me my start. I’ll stand there for hours if there’s somebody waiting after a show. Believe me, I would so much rather do that than have to go around renting halls and selling ads. Shaking hands? That’s the easy part.”
8 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Improv Comedy Showcase, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit houston.improv.com. $25 to $55.
Thu., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 6, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 7, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2015