"Everything is funny for a second," says comedian Kenny Smith. "Everyone should laugh at everything, even the tragic stuff, for a second. Then it's not funny." He elaborates: "If I saw a guy walking across the street get hit by a van, I'd be like, 'Ha, ha, ha... oh, shit! That guy just got hit by a van!' That's when I'd help him. 'Buddy, you okay? Get an ambulance! Hey, that was funny as hell for a second.'" A regular on the syndicated Bob & Tom Show radio program, the Dayton, Ohio, native has been a fixture on college campuses for several years now, and has also become a draw at comedy clubs across the country. Clad in his trademark hat, he shares stories from his life and dispenses wisdom on various subjects, including drunk driving. "If I was a cop and I wanted to catch a drunk driver, here's what I'd do," he tells an audience. "I'd go to where the drunk people are, like the Taco Bell drive-thru at two in the morning on Friday night, Saturday night. Just block the one end, and have another cop block the other end. Just arrest the whole drive-thru, man." He's also puzzled as to why we still don't have certain technological advances yet. For example, he notes that we will soon have 5G phone networks. "You know what needs help? The toaster. It's still three and a half minutes for toast. Toast should be 30 seconds, maximum. I need 5G toast is what I'm saying."
March 6-8, 8 p.m.; March 7-8, 10:30 p.m., 2014