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Not much happening on the racial divide lately, so—OMIGOD! Wait, lemme see that again. (God bless/damn YouTube.) Kramer, seriously, what were you thinking? Oh, that’s not good. Unless you’re Paul Mooney. Mooney has turned understandable bitterness into unequivocal comedy for quite a while, calling out the white folk who continually disappoint their brethren. So the former Seinfeld star just dropped a big load of fresh meat on Mooney’s plate, which will undoubtedly become a feast of funny during his appearance in the U Street corridor. Helping Mooney dish the laughs will be Dick Gregory, who’s been at the task even longer. While today Gregory may be known more for his kinda wacky Bahamian Diet drink, beginning in the ’60s, he was one of the pioneers of a style of comedy that targeted race issues. Laugh at how little has changed at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $45. (202) 328-6000. (Dave Nuttycombe)