An alum of Saturday Night Live and just about every Adam Sandler movie, Rob Schneider has said that his Grown Ups cast mates prodded him to get back into standup after being off the road for nearly two decades. "I never felt like I ever got standup to where I had a monster hour," Schneider said in an Associated Press interview. Grown Ups co-star Chris Rock "kind of challenged me to do it." Schneider said Rock actually worked with him, spending time together writing jokes. His first standup special, Soy Sauce and the Holocaust, came out on Netflix in August, and he has said he has plans for another, so his shows in Tampa this weekend could very well be him working out the kinks. You can see him at the Improv in Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Shows are at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer