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Ruben Paul

Daily from Feb. 14-16
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16
9:45 p.m.
Daily from Feb. 17-18
7 p.m.
Feb. 17
9:30 p.m.
$16-$23; special Valentine’s Day couples packages

“I don’t mess with white people,” comedian Ruben Paul tells an audience. “I don’t. I watch CSI. That scares me. When white people kill you, they need forensic evidence to find the bodies. Blacks and Latinos, we tend to leave clues. The police show up: ‘Looks like Pokey did this one.’ ‘How do you know?’ ‘He wrote his name on the wall. Pokey Johnson. He lives on 103rd and Hoover, his phone number is 323-555-8988; motherfucker I did it. Let’s go get some doughnuts. We’ll pick this guy up later.’” Paul’s set is always evolving. It’s the key to becoming a great comic. “Take Chris Rock,” he explains. “He does a special and once that special is over he leaves it to the public to judge on its own merits. He moves on to the next thing. For me it’s giving people insight into where I am in my career and in my life right now.” 16+.