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Darren Carter

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Darren Carter

Daily from Jan. 30-Feb. 1
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1
9:45 p.m.
Feb. 2
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
$16-$23
Comedy

Did you see a picture of comedian Darren Carter on Instagram decked out head to toe in Los Angeles Rams gear? Don’t be fooled. “What’s funny is I’m not a big football fan,” says the Fresno native, “but when L.A. got a team—well, got a team back—I was like, ‘Finally I can be one of those people who says, “Who’s your team?”’ I’m going to become a football fan.” But it didn’t really take. “I discovered I’m not one of those people who can sit and watch a game for three hours,” he says. “I found myself taping it and then skipping the boring parts. Then I found myself just fast forwarding to the final score.” Onstage, Carter talks mostly about his family, but has been trying a new approach in building his set. “I wanted to make it my goal this year to put out an all-clean comedy album,” he states. “I’m pretty clean anyway, like 90 percent no cursing.” It was about eight years ago that he started working cleaner. “Instead of saying ‘fuck,’ I just wouldn’t say it, which was pretty challenging. And it was pretty cool to find I’d still get the laugh. When I do curse now, it’s not like the audience has heard it all night, so it’s much more impactful.” 16+.