Comedian and actor John Leguizamo brings his latest one-man show, "Ghetto Klown," to UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium for two shows next month.
The show, directed by Fisher Stevens, will be performed at 8 p.m. June 28 and 29.
It's his fifth one-man play and third to have played on Broadway.
The New York Times called it "hilarious and irresistible," comparing Leguizamo's energy to that of a 12-year-old kid who "just downed a Red Bull and a jumbo package of Twinkies."
"Ghetto Klown" stretches from his teenage years in Queens to his early days in the movies. The Colombian-born Leguizamo, 48, started as a comedian in the 1980s, and has appeared in dozens films, including "Carlito's Way," "Die Hard 2" and "Moulin Rouge," and voiced Sid in all four "Ice Age" animated movies.
Tickets are $37 and $42, plus service charges, on sale at 10 a.m. May 21 at the UTEP Ticket Center, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
In other comedy news:
• The El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway, has lined up a couple of major national acts for the summer.
Alex Reymundo, a local favorite known for his "Hick-Spanic" material, brings his "Red-Nexican" tour to the club May 24-26.
Performances will be at 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. May 24-25 and 7:30 p.m. May 26.
Tickets are $15 reserved, $25 for a VIP booth (limit six) for the May 24-25 shows.
Tickets for the Sunday performance are $12 reserved, $22 for a booth.
You can get them at the club and ticketweb.com.
Meanwhile, one-time "The Man Show" and "Crank Yankers" host Doug Stanhope, who is not for the timid, will do a one-night stand at the Comic Strip at 8 p.m. June 10.
"His material ranges from true-life graphic perversion to volatile social criticism," reads his bio. "Doug is vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited and is certainly not for everybody."
Tickets for his show are $25, on sale at the club and brownpapertickets.com.