Master of impersonations
Aries Spears is a masterful impersonator, but he does far more than just recite movie quotes. He takes a microscope to all of the people he imitates and studies their every idiosyncrasy. Spears doesn't only try to sound like these people, he becomes these characters by perfecting accents, vocabulary, voice inflections and the speed at which they talk. He's best known for the eight years he spent as a cast member of the sketch-comedy show MadTV. But he's also had roles in huge feature films such as Jerry Maguire, as well as a part in quite possibly the most underrated movie of all time, The Pest. Catch Spears at one of the six shows he'll be performing this weekend. Aries Spears, $22.50-$27.50; 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 14; 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 16; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 17; Punch Line Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way, Suite 225; (916) 925-5500; www.punchlinesac.com.