Funnyman Rob Schneider Plays Pittsburgh Improv; Club Cafe Hosts Kinky Friedman (Fri., 4/28/17)

1) Funnyman Rob Schneider achieved fame as a writer and cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” He was nominated for three Emmy awards (ensemble nominations) and a Peabody for writing on SNL, and he’s also starred in some good and not-so-good movies. For Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), Schneider was nominated for both an MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance and three Razzie Awards, for which he won Worst Actor, Worst Screen Couple, and Worst Screenplay. Schneider probably isn’t worried about the negative publicity, though; the guy is always entertaining and his projects make money. Schneider is currently starring in a Netflix reality show called “Real Rob” with his wife and daughter. You can catch him at Pittsburgh Improv. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Schneider also is performing two shows tomorrow night at 7 and 9:30 p.m. 66 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront. Homestead.

2Richard “Kinky” Friedman has always been a renaissance man. After two years with the Peace Corps in Borneo, Indonesia, the Kinkster returned to his native Texas and became a country and western singer. He released his debut album, Sold American, in 1973, and in 1975 and 1976, he toured with Bob Dylan. His songs combine social commentary with satire; their titles are too outrageous to mention here. He started writing detective novels in the 1980s. In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas, placing fourth in a six-person race. He counts both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush as friends. His home, Echo Hill Ranch, doubles as a shelter for abused, aging, and stray animals. He returned to music in 2015 with The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, his first proper studio album in nearly 40 years. The album is mostly covers. Willie Nelson joins Friedman on Nelson’s “Bloody Mary Morning.” Expect a new album soon; in the meantime, catch Kinky at Club Cafe. 7 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. (CM)

3) Good Fridays at the Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.


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