When: Fri., Sept. 15, 8 & 10:15 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 16, 8 & 10:15 p.m. 2017
Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. adopted a plethora of personas to pull off the prank calls featured on his first comedy albums — and he’s donned a blond wig to portray Trump more than once. The uncanny rap video “They Love Me” puts the (as-of-this-writing) president’s actual quotes over a hip-hop beat to show that our current commander-in-chief makes Lils Yachty, Wayne and Uzi Vert look downright statesmanlike. But Birmingham, Alabama-native Wood’s stand-up act is wholly his own. “But if we get rid of the Confederate Flag, how am I going to know who the dangerous white people are?” begins his most recent stand-up special, Father Figure, without any other introduction. The personal and the political are intermingled — as in real life — and civil rights struggles interweave with fights with his wife for control over the thermostat. His bit on Oprah getting slapped in Selma could be taught in African-American and film studies and his bit on not getting a bag at Best Buy delivers an unforgettable civics lesson.