The comedian came to prominence more than 20 years ago touring with his best friend, Sam Kinison, who shared his rock 'n' roll comedy sensibility. He pops up on late-night talk shows and comedy specials because of his distinctive storytelling, which is more improv and physical comedy than a typical standup act. He walks audiences through the comical facets of relationships, alcoholic friends, death and lessons learned that are all mined for comedy. You can catch him at Side Splitters, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, from Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $14 to $18.50. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer