Friday, March 31 at 8 | UH
The hilarious Aussie's timely bit about gun control from his 2014 Netflix special BARE went viral, boasting more than 5 millions YouTube views. As he stops by Houston on his Unusual Punishment tour, expect more jokes about American politics and—most likely—an observation or two about our new president.
From $39.50. Cullen Performance Hall, 4800 Calhoun Rd. 832-236-3849. uh.edu
An Act of God
Thru April 16 | Alley Theatre
Daily Show vet David Javerbaum wrote this devilishly funny 2015 work about God (performed sinfully well by the Alley's own Todd Waite) that, according to the New York Times, “is a gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes through the words of the Bible and use them to their own ends.” Amen.
From $39. 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org
Thru April 9 | Stageworks Theatre
Bialystock and Bloom! This 2001 musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’s 1968 film continues to push the envelope with hilarious bits about sexuality and Nazis that still garner gasps and laughs today.
From $15. 10760 Grant Rd. 281-587-6100. stageworkshouston.org
April 1–2 | Warehouse Live
Hear the country's best comedians (T.J. Miller, Judah Friedlander) and musicians (Cold War Kids, Ghostface Killah) at this two day mashup of joke and tunes in Houston.
From $39. East End of Downtown, including Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St. houstonwhateverfest.com
March 30–April 2
The Chicago-born comedian, known for his roles in 21 Jump Street, Barbershop: The Next Cut and Empire, stops by Houston for 10 (!) performances at the Improv. Book your tickets now—some shows are nearly sold out.
From $30. 7620 Katy Frwy. 713-333-8800. improvhouston.com