It was a night just like this one, albeit many moons ago. An aspiring young comic named Arnez J took the stage and turned it inside out with a routine more animated than Daffy Duck. Among the crowd sat a few industry bigwigs, real heavy hitters -- or should we say dribblers? -- who eagerly signed him up. That's right, Arnez was recruited not by a Hollywood agent but by the Harlem Globetrotters. But Arnez's b-ball career was not to be; a knee injury put the comic back on stage, which is just as well -- now Arnez has ample room to pursue his quirky shenanigans. Not surprisingly, this has led many to refer to Arnez as "the black Jerry Lewis." Perhaps he should have played The Nutty Professor? Arnez J yuks it up tonight through Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv (550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach). Tickets cost $21.30 to $23.43. Call 561-833-1812.
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009