Tom Segura

After graduating from college in Florida, comedian Tom Segura wound up in Southern California with a vague desire to get into standup. "I kind of knew I wanted to do it, but I didn't really know the normal process of doing it," he explains. "It didn't occur to me to show up at a club." Instead he joined the Groundlings improvisational troupe and took classes there. Two fellow students, who were also comics, suggested he try standup and showed him the ropes. Today, Segura talks about things he observes in everyday life, from current events to TV shows. "I don't have kids, but I have a TV," he tells an audience. "Here's some advice. If something really embarrassing happens to your kid, don't take it on national TV." He then recounts an episode of Dateline in which a mother reports that her son was "teabagged" at summer camp. "What kind of fucked-up parenting is that? Didn't the kid suffer enough when he was being teabagged?" 18+.
Jan. 26-30, 8 p.m.; Jan. 29-30, 10:30 p.m., 2010

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