This former Golden Gloves boxing contender is famous for his hit TV show, more than 25 film roles, and a lifetime ban from Saturday Night Live. Hecklers, beware of comedian Martin Lawrence. Not only is he a knockout performer; hes physically capable of kicking your ass. He throws a mean uppercut. From gun and assault charges to hosting duties on Def Comedy Jam to winning an NAACP Image Award to accusations of sexual harassment to acting alongside Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, and Tim Robbins, Lawrence has always kept it real. Hes got the comic ability and popular appeal of Richard Pryor, and he talks about race, men, and women in the language of the streets. He has appeared on Star Search and in two Spike Lee joints, and hes the star of the blockbuster Big Momma films. And hes so funny that even marijuana cant stop laughing when he tells a joke. Catch Martin live for his Doin Time comedy tour at the James L. Knight Center (400 SE Second Ave., Miami) on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $55 to $75. Call 305-416-5977, or visit jlkc.com.
Sat., June 25, 8 p.m., 2011