Every Thursday we highlight the best comedy of the coming weekend. Find more comedy events at dallasobserver.com/calendar.
If you can still walk after stuffing your face full of turkey, mashed potatoes and whatever passes for cranberry dressing in your house, head on over to these shows to laugh off some calories.
George Wallace at the Arlington Improv Until I watched some George Wallace stand up, I had no idea that Jesus would drive a Honda Accord. This veteran comedian is here to fill you in on all of life's important lessons: what not to say to him, lest you look stupid, and why no one gives a shit about how many white rhinos are left on the Earth. Now, chickens on the other hand... Tickets are available online.
Dustin Ybarra at Hyena's in For Worth Born and raised in Texas, Ybarra's always up for an episode of Steven Seagal: Lawman, in which the fat, has-been actor joins the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana. This says a lot about Ybarra. Come check out "the comic with the hair" this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available online.
Late Night Improv at the Dallas Comedy House Night owl in need of a laugh? Come check out two improv troupes at the Dallas Comedy House Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30. There's no telling where the shows might go--they're all based on audience suggestions. You have a part in your own destiny! Tickets are only $10 each night and there's a full bar--the perfect follow up to any family holiday.
Lavell Crawford at the Addison Improv Did your mom ever lecture you before taking you in a grocery store? Were you a latchkey kid? Do you consider the ThunderCats the best part of your childhood? Then Lavell Crawford is a must see this weekend. A master storyteller, Crawford's youth is just like your own, except funnier and awesome. Tickets are available online.
Jason Russell at Hyena's in Dallas Waffle House isn't a place you go to. It's a place you end up. True dat, Russell. This body-contorting, voice-morphing comedian attacks everyone he meets with his extreme brand of comedy. No one is safe. Well, maybe the audience. Come check him out this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available online.