Joey Coco Diaz owns the mic and stage with the ease of a mobster walking through his own neighborhood. Born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey, Diaz found his calling in comedy after a rough start in life. The guy unleashed his personality in comedy clubs and slid into to film and television including The Longest Yard and a recurring role on NBC’s My Name Is Earl. His voice is engagingly buoyant and punchy, even when his jokes are raw and raunchy. Diaz’s winding stories are vivid walks with the man’s memories that are even better for how this Jersey boy has done good.
Joey Coco Diaz brings his real talk to the Tempe Improv, 930 East University Drive, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, with additional shows through Saturday, April 25. Tickets are $20, and more info is at www.tempeimprov.com..
Thu., April 23, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 24, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 7 & 10 p.m., 2015