Memorial Day, arguably the most somber federal holiday of the calendar year, honors the men and women who’ve lost their lives fighting for our country. Without their heroic efforts, the United States would not be the great nation it is today, a 3,794,101-square-mile global superpower. This country has plenty of problems, after all, but it could be a lot worse. For instance, without the inevitable, ultimate sacrifices so many Americans in uniform have made, there’d be no freedom of speech. And without freedom of speech, there likely wouldn’t be the Memorial Day Comedy Fest this Sunday at 8 p.m. (Also, none of us at New Times would have a job, because we would all be in prison.) This year’s Comedy Fest lineup includes some of the biggest names in stand-up. Tommy Davidson, Faizon Love, and Michael Blackson are just some of the comedians sharing the stage with legendary funnyman and “Craig’s father” in the Friday films, John Witherspoon, at the James L. Knight Center (400 SE Second Ave., Miami).
Sun., May 27, 8 p.m., 2012