The adage, “laughter is the best medicine,” is true — in most cases.

So, who says you have to go all the way to The Improv in Houston to enjoy good comedy?

Well, I have just the event for you to not only attend right here in Galveston County, but if you do, you’ll be helping out someone who really needs help at the same time.

Poco-Loco Comedy will present its “It Takes A Heart” comedy show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Showboat Pavillion, 416 Sixth St. N., in Texas City.

Tickets are only $12 per person, but they must be purchased in advance of the event. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The show will feature comedians Rodney Bigham, Caroline Picard, Danny Martinez and Pokey Simmons.

All proceeds will go toward Sheryle Jackson’s heart transplant medical fund.

To purchase tickets, or to make a donation, call 281-723-7212.


Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

The Clear Creek Community Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Summer” program will present “The Tempest” through Aug. 3 at 18091 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay.

Showtimes will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

If you like magic, fantasy, challenging questions about art, romance and mercy, then this is a production you don’t want to miss out on.

Visit www.clearcreek or call 281-335-5228.


‘Is There Life After Lubbock?’

A Grand favorite, Jaston Williams, who is most known for his “Greater Tuna” productions, will be joined by legendary Lone Star musicians Joe Ely and Kimmie Rhodes in the presentation of “Is There Life After Lubbock?” at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

The production features three old friends swapping stories and songs about Lubbock, where they all lived at different points in their lives.

It promises to keep you laughing, and it also will feature an audience talkback session where you can join in on the fun.

Tickets start at $25 and can be bought by visiting, or by calling, 409-765-1894 or 800-821-1894.


Up close and personal

Make sure you get your tickets to Butler Longhorn Museum’s Up Close and Personal event featuring concert pianist Hector Bisio, and one of my favorite singers in Galveston County, David Mitchell, who will both perform together from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at 1220 Coryell in League City.

Tickets are $25 per person. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, visit or call 281-332-1393.

Note to readers

I’ll be leaving this weekend to go to Atlanta to participate in the Gospel Music Workshop of America with my Houston Mass Choir compadres!

So, Hot Ticket will be on vacation next week and will return Aug. 8. Have a nice weekend.

Angela Taylor-Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News. Have an item for Hot Ticket? Email

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