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Dallas Spring Comedy Preview

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Looking for something different and exciting? Then look no further than these comedians as they will have your laughing your pants off. Its the perfect place to bring a date because really how many times can you take a date to dinner and a movie? This time, take in some comedy instead. Dallas has an abundance of comedic performers, from clever homegrown talent to hilarious national acts. Here are our top picks for prime funny bone tickling.

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Ron White
Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-3678
www.dallasculture.org

Date March 23rd to 24th
Time: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Price: $46.75 to $56.75

The cigar-chomping, scotch-drinking satirist first rose to fame with Jeff Foxworthy’s “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” Since then, “Tater Salad” (as he’s known to his friends) has released two Grammy-nominated comedy performances and appeared in the films “Sex and the City 2″ and “Horrible Bosses.” He has also written a book based on his life. The Texas native brings his Moral Compass Tour home for four shows at the Majestic Theater this spring. You don’t want to miss it.

Mike Epps and Friends
Verizon Theater
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(866) 459-9233
www.grandprairieboxoffice.com

Date: April 6th
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $12 to $465

Comedian Mike Epps made his start on the scene in the original “Def Comedy Jam,” and his career’s been going strong ever since. Returning to “Jam” as the host in the 2006 HBO revival, he also found popularity as an actor. You may recognize him most notably for his roles in “The Hangover,” “The Fighting Temptations,” and as Day-Day Jones opposite Ice Cube in “Next Friday” and its offspring “Friday After Next.” No stranger to trouble, Epps frequently jokes about his troubled youth.

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Anthony Jeselnik
Addison Improv
4980 Beltline Rd. #250
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 404-8502
www.improv.com

Date: May 3rd to 5th
Hours: 9 p.m.
Price: $20

Anthony Jeselnik is a regular on the late night talk show circuit and was most recently seen in Comedy Central’s “Roast for Donald Trump.” Addison Improv brings him to the metroplex for three days this spring. Known for great entertainment, the Addison Improv is the spawn of one of the biggest national comedy chains in the world, offering star power mixed with great food and service. it could be considered the Rolls Royce of comedy clubs.

Linda Stogner and Friends
Backdoor Comedy Club

8250 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX  75206
(214) 328-4444
www.backdoorcomedy.com

Date: Fridays in April
Hours: 9 p.m.
Price: $14

Linda Stogner is an Emmy-award winning comedian and filmmaker who has appeared at the Last Vegas Comedy Festival, The Funniest Woman in America Contest and on the Joan Rivers Comedy Special. She is also co-owner of Backdoor Comedy Club, and as a featured performer, knows it’s all about the show. Patterned after the tiny showcase comedy clubs of New York, the cozy venue only holds 75 people. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean you’re getting budget comedians. Backdoor Comedy utilizes a rotating cast of professional entertainers, usually headed by Stogner. Even local comic Paul Varghese cut his teeth here before moving on to “Last Comic Standing 2″ and Comedy Central’s “Live in Gotham.” Comedy megastars like Ron White and Kathleen Madigan have even been known to drop in when they’re in town. You never know who you’re going to see on stage, which adds to the fun.

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Roadside Couch
Dallas Comedy House
2645 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-4448
www.dallascomedyhouse.com

Date: Fridays
Hours: 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: $10

If you like your improv fast and fearless, look no futher than Roadside Couch, Dallas Comedy House’s own improv comedy sketch troupe. Scenes in each show are suggested by the audience, so you never know what to expect. And if you find yourself sitting there thinking “Hey, I could do this,” then Dallas Comedy House is exactly what you need. Run by a rotating cast of comedic instructors, Dallas Comedy House offers a house-training center with classes in improv, sketch and production. Show ‘em you’ve got what it takes and maybe you’ll earn a place on stage next to the zany nuts in Roadside Couch. Dallas Comedy House has the cheapest live shows in town, and even offers a free open mic night.

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