Bruce Almighty

You don’t need to watch the countless YouTube tributes to Chris Farley’s “Fat guy in a little coat” routine to know that big guys equal big laughs. But what if a fat comedian didn’t go that route, and instead embraced his considerable largeness? That would free him up to crack about white people, black people, old people and even the overly-friendly special needs grocery store bag boy. And if he did that, folks, he’d be Bruce Bruce. As the former Frito-Lays salesman and current celebrity spokesperson for Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits, Bruce Bruce takes himself out of the punch line, making the room safe for no one.

See for yourself when the former BET Comic View host visits The Improv at Paradise Live (5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Show times are 8 and 10:30 p.m. with additional shows throughout the weekend. Tickets cost $29 with a two-drink minimum. Call 954-981-5653, or visit www.symfonee.com/improv/ftl.
Aug. 22-24, 2008

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