A Much-Needed Laugh from a Crotchety Comedian

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Comedian John Witherspoon showing how well he coordinates. (Photo: Courtesy of John Witherspoon)

As the week's Do List co-host Jamedra says, we could all use a laugh these days. So we're lucky that John Witherspoon, the grumpy foul-mouthed father from the Friday movie franchise, is coming to San Jose. Witherspoon was a regular for years on The Richard Pryor Show and The Wayans Bros., and more recently he's appeared on Black-ish. Think of him, at least in standup, as the Redd Foxx of modern comedy: rude, silly and very funny. He's playing San Jose Improv on Aug. 25–27, and you can find details here.