Bobby Lee got his start in the merciless world of standup comedy, though you may know him from his tenure on MadTV from 2001 to 2009. His arrival on the network show was welcome and startling: Finally, a human of Asian descent on a sketch comedy show. He was responsible for characters such as Kim Jong-il (from fictional The Kim Jong-il Show), Connie Chung, and many others. While he’s great as an unhinged dipstick in sketch comedy, he also made a hilarious and compelling appearance on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. His tale of bottoming out on drugs and crapping his pants on a film shoot will not soon leave you, and it will put your own misadventures on a more generous continuum. Now sober and perhaps more stable, Lee can be caught in the pithy henhouse of Chelsea Lately and in cinema gems such as stoner giggle-fest Pineapple Express. Tonight’s standup comedy show is sure to bring out the best in this talented weirdo.
Adam Ray and Big Al Gonzales open.
June 2-4, 8 p.m., 2011