"I almost think in jokes," says comedian Steve White. "Either that or it's the flipside and very spiritual and majestic. Sometimes it's both. I look up and see a beautiful dove and it craps on my forehead." After 24 years of doing standup, he explains, your mind starts to work a certain way. "I'm always the guy that sees things no one else does. I see the fat lady in the bikini bottom she shouldn't be wearing. It's almost like the comedy gods are playing tricks on me. I always catch glimpses of the nastiest, funniest stuff." Laypeople may see these things as well, but not with the same perception as White. "That's the comedy gods saying to me, 'We gave you that so you can be society's seer, and put this in your jokes, and show us how silly we are.'" If it hadn't been comedy, White would have left his career in accounting for what he calls "serious acting." He has appeared in five Spike Lee films, and served as director in training on Lee's Malcolm X. 18+; 21+ later shows.
Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 8 p.m.; Oct. 1-2, 10:30 p.m., 2010
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