Gonna Be an Earthquake

Comic Earthquake comes to town on Saturday with a show that he promises is "more mature." The comedian, who has had specials on HBO, BET and Comedy Central, says his show is definetely for adults. "It''s a little more sophisticated, on the topics that's going on." While much of his work centers on relationships, hot topics also include Paris Hilton's recent incarceration, the upcoming election and immigration.

"The problem I have with what's going on right now is that you have all these speaker boxes, all these experts," he says. "We live in a democratic society and yet nobody's telling the average Joe's point of view. They're giving us the intellectual point of view and look at the situation we're in now. Supposedly the most smartest people in the world are running our country and I like to put their record up against some of the dumbest people, 'cause I done seen dumb people do better decisions that these supposed to be smart people. I'm just giving the point of view from the average Joe."

Earthquake is working on a new special (it's still in pre-production), and in the meantime he'll keep working on the television series Everybody Hates Chris, before he begins filming a movie called The Business next month. - Olivia Flores Alvarez

Earthquake headlines the Laff Now Comedy Jam, Saturday, July 21. 8 p.m. The Worthman Center, 500 Texas, 713-237-1439.

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