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Finesse Mitchell

Daily from Dec. 6-7
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7
9:45 p.m.
Dec. 8
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

“If you haven’t been to an adult comedy show in a while, this is one you don’t want to miss,” says comedian Finesse Mitchell. Probably best known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live, Mitchell started comedy late, at least by his reckoning. He was 28 and selling insurance during the day. “I guess there’s no perfect time to start, but if you’re really going to be good,” he says, “you should probably start when you’re 18. That gives you more time to do what you want to do.” Mitchell made up a lot of ground, however, being cast on SNL after just five years in standup. In addition to touring, he also acts steadily and works on his other passion: being, as he describes it, “the dopest dad in the world.” How does he accomplish that? “You’ve got to do more listening than talking,” he explains. “You’ve got to be present and engaging.” And, of course, you have to be funny. “You have to find some sort of funny in you to get your kids laughing. There’s nothing like making your kids laugh and them thinking you’re the funniest person on Earth. They become your friends, they trust you, and that’s how you become the dopest dad in America.” 16+.