We love the new millennium, but we miss the Nineties one-dollar gas prices, gaudy fashions, and most of all TGIF. The sitcoms that made up ABCs all-important block of funny changed from time to time, but Hangin with Mr. Cooper shone bright for a few years, drawing viewers in with the promise of a Threes Company-style show with some added flava. Mark Curry was the star, playing the lovable and kinda goofy title character, a basketball player and high school teacher. He lumbered into our hearts as a Mr. Nice Guy and roommate to two women and a baby, but his stand-up routine is decidedly less saccharine. Maybe youll miss the PG-rated jokery, but were thinking that during his stint at the Miami Improv from Friday through Sunday, youll be glad to peep his dirty side.
Since his days as Mr. Cooper, he has hosted Showtime at the Apollo and appeared on Def Comedy Jam and Kirstie Alleys Fat Actress, so we guarantee hell meet your curse-word quota for the night. Showtimes are 8:30 and 10:45 p.m., but check www.miamiimprov.com for a complete schedule. Tickets cost $21.40, and dont forget to bring a few extra ducats for the two-drink minimum.
Aug. 1-3, 2008