Comedian Gary Owen, who performs at the Holland Performing Arts Center Friday night, is one of the stars of the recent movie “Think Like a Man.” His new Showtime comedy special, “True Story,” premiered earlier this month, and he's in the midst of a stand-up tour.
But what he really wants to get across to his Omaha audience is that he's a huge Husker fan.
“No, I'm just saying that, just for this interview.”
Owen prides himself on being able to play to his audience, as well as his ability to come up with material on the fly.
Owen is white, but his audience is largely African-American, he said. In fact, one of his first brushes with fame was when he won a talent search sponsored by a local radio station for the best black comedian in San Diego, an honor he's modest about.
“Keep in mind, it was in San Diego,” he said. “It wasn't like Harlem or Oakland.”
Fifteen years later, the title has stuck with him.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $30 to $40 and are available through www.ticketomaha.com. Owen will be joined by comedians Tony Rock, Rodney Perry and Damon Williams.
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