Actor/Comedian Craig Robinson at Pittsburgh Improv; The Hanger: A West Hills Hangout (Thurs., 11/2/17)

1) Comedian Craig Robinson came to national prominence as Darryl Philbin, the deadpan warehouse foreman at Dunder Mifflin Scranton on NBC’s “The Office.” What was a supporting role in season one became a starring role by season four. As Robinson garnered more laughs on “The Office,” he began appearing in feature comedies, such as 2007’s Knocked Up and 2010’s Hot Tub Time Machine. During live performances, he bridges music with comedy, whether with his band, The Nasty Delicious, or as a solo stand-up armed with a keyboard. Comedy wasn’t Robinson’s first occupation. He used to be an elementary school music teacher in Chicago, but switched careers when he joined The Second City. Catch him at the Pittsburgh Improv Thursday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4. (This isn’t his first time in Pittsburgh; he was here for the shooting of Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno in 2008.) 8 p.m. tonight. 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead. (CM)

Actor/comedian Craig Robinson. Photo: Mark Sebastian and Wikipedia.

Actor/comedian Craig Robinson. Photo: Mark Sebastian and Wikipedia.

2) Is there a better name for a restaurant near an airport than The Hangar? Whether you are a Moon resident, Robert Morris student, or a passenger soon to depart or arrive from Pittsburgh International, The Hangar is a top spot to park and refuel. The restaurant prides itself on its wings and freshly fried fish. Plenty of other food is on the full menu, some of it aeronautically themed (The “B-52” Dog, The Hangar Burger), others not but equally delicious (Ultimate Nachos, Hot Roast Beef). Enjoy a meal or drink while watching local sports teams on one of 13 50-inch flat screens. Mondays at 8 p.m. are Steel City Poker nights. Tuesdays are $5 Captain and Coke pitchers, all-you-can-eat wings, and Pittsburgh Bar Trivia at 8 p.m. The Hangar also hosts live music, dance parties, and the occasional comedy night. 500 Flaugherty Run Rd., Moon Township. (CM)