Keenen Ivory Wayans
Thursday, August 8, through Sunday, August 11
Keenen Ivory Wayans has three names and a billion siblings. He's also a pop-culture trailblazer who is bringing his stand-up tour to Sacramento. Now mostly making movies, Wayans created In Living Color in 1990. The late-nighter launched the careers of Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx, but also exposed how whitewashed network television was by airing racy skits starring a hilarious, diverse crew. (Damon Wayans' “Anton Jackson” sketches doubled as scalding social commentary.) Seeing as the entertainment landscape has barely caught up, it might be worth hearing what KIW has to say now. $22.50, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at Punch Line Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way; (916) 925-5500; www.punchlinesac.com.