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- $19 for two tickets to see Michael Yo (up to $50 value)
- Where: Houston Improv
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 90 minutes before for the early show, and 30 minutes before showtime for the late show.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Dates and Times
- Friday, January 31, at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 1, at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.<p>
Warning: contains adult language and the shrieks of a happy audience
Enigmatic comedian, E! celebrity correspondent, and Chelsea Lately regular Michael Yo celebrates tawdry humor and base instincts in his standup act. With a keen wit, a penchant for hobnobbing, and the ability to make cows laugh until they spew milk out their noses, Yo fills his bottomless chuckle cache with material based on his Hollywood expertise and dating inexpertness.
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