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Gary Owen

When: Thu., Jan. 28, 8 p.m., Fri., Jan. 29, 7:30 & 10 p.m., Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 & 10 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. 2016

GARY OWEN

THURSDAY, JAN. 28–SUNDAY, JAN. 31, RALEIGH

GOODNIGHTS COMEDY CLUBEver since he became a staple on BET's stand-up showcase, ComicView, back in the day (he even hosted one season), Gary Owen has been the resident token white guy of the African-American comedy community. Owen has made a successful career out of playing to "urban" crowds, riffing about his trailer-park upbringing and his attraction to many aspects of black culture—particularly the ladies. (This white boy even married a sista!) He's also done comic roles in hit black movies like the Think Like a Man films and the first Ride Along flick. You've got to admire Owen's desire to get black audiences on his side. Usually, black comics are the ones who have to cross over and make white people laugh in order to get anywhere in the industry. Instead, Owen goes the other way. Hey, you know what they say: Once you go black ... 8 p.m. Thurs.; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat; 11:59 p.m. Sat.; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Sun., $22, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, 919-828-5233, www.goodnightscomedy.com.  —Craig D. Lindsey

Price: $22-$36

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