D.L. Hughley Performs at Pittsburgh Improv; Sesame Street’s “Make a New Friend” Opens at Consol (CPs Fri., 1/9/15)

1) Actor/comedian D.L. Hughley is best known for success on several fronts—having his own sitcom, “The Hughley’s,” on ABC/UPN for four years, serving as the original host of BET’s “Comic View,” and being one of four stars in the Spike Lee documentary The Original Kings of Comedy. He’s now host of the morning show on WYKS-FM in New York City, but still finds time to get out on the road and keep his stand-up routine fresh. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Performances through Sunday. Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront, Homestead.


2) Join Elmo, Bert, Ernie, and the rest of the gang for some family fun with Sesame Street Live at the Consol Energy Center. The performance, Make a New Friend, is about that, as Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the neighbors welcome a friend from India—Chamki—to Sesame Street. They discover the joy of making a new friend and exploring the common interests of singing, dancing, and eating cookies. The show features upbeat dances and plenty of colors and shapes to stimulate young minds. Make a New Friend will remind you why this is your favorite imaginary street. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Through Jan. 11. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

In off the WALL's "Or," Lady Davenant (Robin Abramson, masked) pays an unexpected—and amusing—visit to Aphra Behn (Erika Cuenca).

In off the WALL’s “Or,” Lady Davenant (Robin Abramson, masked) pays an unexpected—and amusing—visit to Aphra Behn (Erika Cuenca).

3) Or is a play set in the wild and crazy Sixties. The 1660s, that is, when King Charles II of England (a.k.a. the Merry Monarch) presided over a country busting loose after decades of Puritan rule. Or focuses on a most unusual woman who lived at that time. Aphra Behn (a.k.a. Agent 160) was a prolific author and playwright—often of scandalously bawdy works—who also served as a spy for the king, a notorious philanderer. Written by Liz Duffy Adams, the play is a fictional comedy that imagines a hectic day in Behn’s extremely multitasking life. It’s gotten rave reviews in New York and San Francisco; now Off the Wall brings Or to our town. 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 10. 25 W. Main St., Carnegie.