After seeing Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live in the mid-’80s, however, Harris decided he wanted to be a comedian. Like Murphy, he has also done a fair bit of acting, in both comedic and dramatic roles. Stand-up, though, is his true calling.
“I’ve never tried to be a comic that reads the newspaper and tries to outwit you or show you how smart I am,” Harris says.
To that end, Harris mixes observational comedy with impressions and characters. It’s this approach, he feels, that has kept him a headlining comedian for so many years.
“I figure if I talk to you about the things that I think about on a daily basis and keep it simple,” he says, “more than likely, you’ll get it.”
10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. $25-$55. Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, liberty.funnybone.com