Rob Schneider Plays Pittsburgh Improv: The Clarks Open Two-night Stand at Jergel’s (Fri., 11/25/22)

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 has a Netflix comedy special that is streaming, Asian Momma, Mexican Kids. He’s also in two films this year: Home Team and Daddy Daughter Trip. You can catch him at Pittsburgh Improv. 7:30 (sold out) and 9:45 p.m. Schneider also is performing two shows tomorrow night at 7, and 9:30 p.m., both sold out. Additionally, there is a show Sunday night at 7 p.m. which still has tickets available. 66 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront. Homestead.

2) The Clarks continue to build on their foundation of playing solid working-class rock. The group gained a strong local following in the early ’90s gigging at clubs like Graffiti (remember Graffiti?), and has remained together and active long after nearly every other band on the scene during that era called it quits. After over 35 years, 11 albums, countless gigs and zero line-up changes, The Clarks have gone from being a regional favorite to a local institution. And the band members, who formed The Clarks at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, have never forgotten their home turf. Their most recent album  is 2018’s, Madly in Love at the End of The World, released on the Clarkhouse Entertainment label. There is a new EP, Tracks, that is available for sale. Special guest is Good Brother Earl. 8:30 p.m. Jergel’s, 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

A spotlight "sunflower" effect shines down on the band as they play.

A spotlight “sunflower” effect shines down on the band as they play at Stage AE in 2018. (photo: Rick Handler).