Well, Santa was very good to me, or should I say Mrs. Santa disguised as my wife. She knows how much I love comedian Gary Owens, and she also knows that we have missed him several times over the past few years. Well, she heard that he was going to be at the Houston Improv over the weekend and she truly came through for me.

It all kicked off on Friday night and last night was the last night to see him in concert so we almost missed the boat. But when I tell you that Gary has truly gotten better than before. He truly knows how to work a room and everyone from the bartenders to the security was laughing at the comedy show. I have seen him plenty of times on television, but to finally get to see him live was something that I was excited about. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door to a very clean facility with a great staff who greeted us and seated us at our table.

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I wish I had a picture of the food, but that didn't last long at all. The room was packed from government workers to educators who schooled Gary on what is or isn't politically correct to say at the moment. Gary touched on everything from his ongoing divorce, his relationship with his father and even talked about the recent debacle with Joel Osteen and the $600,000 found in his church.

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In the end, he admitted that he went over but between his endless jokes and taking questions from the audience, it was well worth it. He also talked about his upcoming comedy special on Showtime. It will be out on New Year's Eve, December 31 and it's called "Black Famous" Trust me Gary is one of those people who are truly invited to the cookout. We had a great time just unwinding from the week's work and getting ready for the new week. Make sure you check out the special and upcoming movies that he is working on.

 

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