Big Momma in the House

Hecklers, beware. Comedian Martin Lawrence is a knockout performer, and he’s physically capable of kicking your ass. The former Golden Gloves boxing contender is famous for his eponymous hit TV show, his more than 25 film roles, and his lifetime ban from Saturday Night Live, but he also throws a mean uppercut. From gun and assault charges to hosting duties on Def Comedy Jam, to winning an NAACP Image Award, to accusations of sexual harassment, to acting alongside Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, and Tim Robbins, Lawrence has always kept it real. Lawrence has the comic ability and popular appeal of Richard Pryor, and he talks about race, men, and women in the language of the streets. He has appeared on Star Search, in two Spike Lee joints, and in the starring role of the blockbuster Big Momma films. And he’s so funny that even marijuana can’t stop laughing when he tells a joke. Catch him live for his Doin’ Time comedy tour at the James L. Knight Center.
Sat., June 25, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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