Most comedians work their whole careers to score a few precious minutes of television time to showcase their act. Chris Franjola isn't one of those comedians. "I'm on TV all the time; I don't need my act on television," he explains. "Don't get me wrong, I like being on TV. I just don't need my act out there. I don't want people judging my comedy based on some 12-year-old YouTube video they saw online." Known for being a frequent panelist on Chelsea Lately, as well as the host of the Sons of Anarchy online post-show, After Anarchy, Franjola is on television sets and computer screens nearly every week talking about the latest in pop culture and television. What a lot of people don't realize, however, is that he has been doing standup for nearly 20 years. This weekend, he'll be performing three nights at the Mystic Comedy Club in Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, allowing fans to see him onstage instead of the small screen. "My act is definitely a little dirtier than what you see me do on Chelsea," he says. "I love that people know my persona from the Chelsea roundtable, but I think they like seeing my edgier side in the clubs." With Brent Terhune. 18+.
Dec. 27-28, 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 27-29, 7 p.m., 2013