s a Wednesday night in Houston and as the sun settles over the city, the lights of the Houston Improv light up. The Houston Improv is the home of comedy, where comedians come and strut their stuff on stage. For a Wednesday night, the place is packed. Entrees and cocktails are being distributed among the waiting audience.
Not long after being seated, the house lights dimmed and the introduction music played as the host. comedian Terry Gross’Mann took the stage. Terry is full of energy and goes right into his routine starting with the late audience members finding their seats. The audience rolls with laughter as Terry works the stage with humor from sports to dating. One late audience attendee was one of Terry’s best one-liners as he made his way to his seat, “Look at this brother with this tight as suit on! Brother, are you going to be able to laugh in that tight ass suit? Tight as that suit is I know you are going to be standing up during this show, because you are taking a chance trying to sit in that tight ass suit!” The audience was rolling in laughter.
Terry introduced comedians from New York, Houston, etc. Each comedian had a set of 7 – 10 minutes to hit the audience with some of their best material. This collection of comic geniuses have performed on the highest rated comedy shows including NBC’s Last Comic Standing; HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment Standup on Starz; Comedy Central’s Comic Groove and Laffapalooza; BET’s Comic View; and NBC/TV One’s Showtime at the Apollo.
The headline comic, Ken Boyd, who had the audience rolling for about a good half an hour. Ken’s comic style is GQ as well as life observations of the audience. One audience attendee ended up being some of the best one-liners by Boyd as well as his impersonation of a New York Brooklyn Minister who quoted from the book of Biggie Smalls.
”Houston’s All-Stars of Comedy” is produced by Houston-based Sol-Caritas, home of four of the artists on this installment series of HASoC with more to be featured in upcoming events.