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Langston Kerman

Daily from July 11-13
7:30 p.m.
July 13
9:45 p.m.
Daily from July 14-15
7 p.m.
July 14
9:30 p.m.
$16-$23
Comedy

“I live in a very black neighborhood,” Chicago native Langston Kerman tells an audience. “The blackest store in my neighborhood is called Books and Things. There is actually a store in my neighborhood called Books and Things. They mostly sell lotion.” He explains the blackest thing about Books and Things is that 24 hours a day, they play snippets from the speeches of Louis Farrakhan on a speaker outside the store. For those not familiar with the controversial figure, Kerman says, “all you really need to know is that he hates you. He hates everything about you—white people, specifically.” Kerman doesn’t pay much attention to it, though. “If it’s not pornography, I’m not listening. Take off that shirt, Farrakhan.” In addition to doing standup, Kerman is also a series regular on HBO’s Insecure. 16+.