Its Tuesday night in the Grove. Youve made a left at Wet Willies and youre greeted by a mood-lit plaza where, inexplicably, an eager crowd is queued up and ready for a night of guffawing, chuckling, and cackling. Because these people know that after they step through the glass doors, theyll be inside the Miami Improv, and if you dont laugh here, you might need to see a shrink. Once a week for the past 10 years, the Miami Improv has abandoned its standard funny for a vibe thats sprinkled with hot sauce, and called it the Improv Comedy Jam, hosted by 99 Jamzs Benji Brown.
The menu morphs into a culinary extravaganza called Soul Food Tuesday, the comedy is pure urban fire, and, like its namesake -- the legendary HBO series Def Comedy Jam -- the show gives the spotlight to stars and newbies, and consistently brings the laughs. Tonight local favorite Malik S. and the incomparable African King of Comedy, Michael Blackson, will be tickling your funny bone. Tickets cost $15 (dont forget the two-drink minimum). In honor of Black History Month, the club is donating a portion of the proceeds to Alonzo Mourning Charities, so you wont feel bad when youre laughing at Benji Brown ripping on somebodys mama.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2008