April 26, 2012
Just in case "Think Like a Man" wasn't the box office success it turned out to be on its opening weekend (the romantic comedy beat out "The Lucky One" and "Hunger Games" with a $33 million weekend gross), Gary Owen and Tony Rock must've been prepared to promote the heck out of the movie while in town on their respective stand-up gigs. Owen was here last week, and now it's Rock's turn. Whether you've seen the movie or not, Rock's stand-up stands alone.
Why go: The smart-but-funny gene didn't miss this younger brother of the hilarious Chris Rock.
Reconsider: With so many other jobs coming his way, including a new variety show, "Apollo Live," Rock may be spending less and less time honing his stand-up act.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday at UP Comedy Club, Piper's Alley, 230 W. North Ave.; $20-$25; 312-662-4562, upcomedyclub.com