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10 Comedy Shows to See in Dallas This Winter

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Tim and Eric are bringing their odd brand of comedy to Dallas this January. Photo via the duo's official Facebook page.

Chad Daniels | Nov. 23 | Texas Theatre

Minnesota-born Chad Daniels doesn’t have the most recognizable name in comedy, but those who know him know he’s underrated. You may know him from guest appearances on The Late Late Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Conan, Live at Gotham and more. He’ll be at Texas Theatre joking around on Saturday night.

The Thanksgiving Play | Nov. 6- Dec. 1 | Undermain Theatre

A take on the modern dilemma of American culture, this play features a group of teaching artists who are scrambling to create a holiday pageant that includes both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. Showings on Wednesday through Saturday start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinee showings start at 2 pm. Tickets are $25.

Lewis Black: Alive in Concert! | Nov. 23 | Majestic Theatre

Lewis Black will take the Majestic Theatre stage this month with his “Alive in Concert!” tour. Black is best known for his angry and belligerent comedy style, which he’s flexed on The Daily Show and his defunct Comedy Central series Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil. His routines often escalate into rants about current events, and he uses his sharp wit to keep his audience entertained. Tickets start at $75.

Preacher Lawson | Dec. 5-7 | Arlington Improv

Known for his run on season 12 of America’s Got Talent (he made it to the final round), Preacher Lawson has been making a name for himself since he was 17. Now, following the upcoming debut of his comedy special, Get to Know Me on BET, he will be performing at Arlington Improv for his comedy tour of the same name. Tickets start at $22.

Scrooge Unhinged: A Parody | Dec. 6-7 & 13-14 | Pocket Sandwich Theatre

Adapted from the main stage favorite for Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Scrooge Unhinged gives the classic story a whole new meaning with a comedic twist. With a cast of nine collectively playing over 45 roles, what could possibly go wrong? Doors open at 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $15, and the show is rated R.

Jay Leno | Dec. 7 | The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Love him or hate him, Jay Leno has been in the comedy scene since the 1970s. Known for being the host of The Tonight Show until 2014, he uses a mixture of monologues, wit and wry looks to make his audience laugh. He isn’t afraid to bring up current events, which allows people of all generations to relate to his humor. Tickets start at $40.

Taylor Tomlinson | Jan. 2-4 | Improv Addison

Known for her work on shows like NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and her stand-up special on The Comedy Lineup, which is currently streaming on Netflix, Tomlinson is one of the youngest headlining comedians on tour. She was named a Top 10 Comedian to Watch at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Using her wit and working the crowd with her self-deprecating humor, Tomlinson is sure to bring something fresh to the Improv Addison stage. Tickets start at $20.

Tim and Eric | Jan. 30 | Majestic Theatre

Part of their Mandatory Attendance Tour, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim will take the Majestic Theatre by storm for a night filled with spoofs and goofs. The duo, known for their comedy series on Adult Swim, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! have been working together since the 1990s to produce strange, ridiculous, and sometimes grotesque content. Tickets start at $42.50.

Festival of Laughs | Feb. 16 | The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Featuring names such as Sommore (Friday After Next, Soul Plane), Lavell Crawford (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), Karlous Miller (Wild ‘n Out), Tony Rock (Living Biblically), and Mark Curry (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper), this event is sure to keep true to its name and have you laughing the whole time. Tickets start at $52.

Melissa Villaseñor | Feb. 20-22 | Improv Addison

After making a name for herself on America’s Got Talent, Melissa Villaseñor went on to become the first Latina cast member on Saturday Night Live. Praised for her comedic impressions, she has also been featured on shows like American Dad and Family Guy. Rolling Stone also named her one of their 50 Funniest People Right Now. For three nights, catch her in action at Addison Imrov. Tickets are $25.

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