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Saturday To-Do: Mike Epps and Friends



8 p.m., Robinson Center, $37.50-$41.50.

Mike Epps, best known as Ice Cube's weed-burning accomplice in several “Friday” flicks, offers a sharp stand-up performance. Tearing up the circuit in Atlanta before heading to New York City to star in Def Comedy Jam in the mid-1990s, he's currently headlining a four-man comic posse billed as “Mike Epps and Friends,” featuring Capone, Shawty Shawty and Lil JJ, each well-known in his own right. Capone is a reformed criminal who served as a home attendant for mentally disabled patients before opening a barbershop where he honed his comic delivery. Shawty dreamed of a dancing career before breaking into the comic circuit and racking up awards. Expect him to bust some moves. But the local angle is Lil JJ, the Little Rock native whose PE teacher guided the class clown into the Mental Buffet, an open mic event at Juanita's where he cut his teeth. Since then, he's starred in Nickelodeon's “Just Jared,” covered the presidential election for the network and toured with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. For those seeking medicinal laughter, this bill looks to be worth the ticket.

—Paul Peterson

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