One of the original cast members of MADtv and more than a dozen movies, Orlando Jones might be best known for his series of very funny 7 Up commercials (His "show us your can" campaign producing the wrong fan pictures; a taste test of 7Up versus dishwashing liquid). The commercials elevated his profile enough to host his own late-night, but short-lived talk show on FX called The Orlando Jones Show. In 2006, Jones returned to television as one of the lead characters of ABC's crime drama The Evidence, as Cayman Bishop. Now the writer, producer, actor and comedian shows us he's also a standup comic with shows at the Improv in Centro Ybor this weekend: 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. $20 (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.
Orlando Jones at Tampa Improv with standup show
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