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Solomon Georgio

Daily from Jan. 3-6
8 p.m.
Daily from Jan. 5-6
10:30 p.m.
$15-$25
Comedy

Thirty-six-year-old comedian Solomon Georgio is “openly gay... most of the time.” He was born to Ethiopian refugees in Sudan, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1985 when he was three years old. His “very religious, very uptight” parents initially settled in St. Louis, Missouri, because they “wanted to be introduced to racism,” he jokes. After relocating to Fresno, then Seattle, Georgio ran away in 1999, ending up in L.A., where he did his first open mic at the age of 17. He bombed and got booed offstage. Though he returned to Seattle, he didn’t give up comedy, and he eventually returned to L.A. to hone a standup act that calls out racism, homophobia, bullying, and, of all things, Fig Newtons. This year, he debuted his half-hour special on Comedy Central and released a raunchy comedy album, Homonégro Superior, in which he riffs on things like masturbating and fisting. Georgio’s act is definitely NSFW, but it just might be the comedic relief you need after a long day’s work. 18+.