Sooner or later, Dave Chappelle fans must accept that he’s probably not coming back. Sure, we can hope for unpublicized standups here and there, or the chance that James Lipton might invite Chappelle back into the studio for a third time. But in the meantime, let’s do ourselves a favor and learn to like Chappelle’s co-host and fellow D.C. native Donnell Rawlings, who’s not only unafraid of tweaking black stereotypes but can’t seem to get enough of doing so. As the least violent member of the Time Haters, a group of pimps who traveled back to the 19th century to dole out pimp justice to slave owners, Rawlings gave us an effeminate, Jheri-curled pretty boy who, upon seeing the foreman’s whip, ran away screaming and shellacking his hair back into place. Ironically, Rawlings’ current routine has him obsessing over femmy men and bemoaning that gay jokes are no longer acceptable standup fare. Should make for a racy night.
RAWLINGS PERFORMS AT 8 P.M. AT THE DC IMPROV, 1140 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW. $20. (202) 296-7008.