Comedy

Finesse Mitchell

When: Fri., Sept. 11, 8 & 10:15 p.m., Sat., Sept. 12, 8 & 10:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. 2015

The reward for being a Saturday Night Live cast member, according to Finesse Mitchell — a not-yet-ready-for-primetime player from 2003-2006 best known for donning drag as Starkeisha and impersonating a handful of black celebrities — is becoming “snap famous.” As in, people recognize him, but snap their fingers as they try to recall who the hell he is. His sketch comedy abilities may still be woefully under-tested, but as a stand-up, Mitchell is undeniably talented, using self-deprecating anecdotes as a launchpad for targeting serious issues such as the failings of the public school system and the effects of institutionalized racism and he’s not afraid to let the room get quiet or make white audience members look around to make sure it’s OK to laugh.

Price: $18.50