Comedy stages are filled with tortured souls aiming to ease their pain by connecting with audiences. Given Anjelah Johnson’s background as a pro cheerleader, it makes sense she skips the dark humor in favor of cultural observations and reflections on her upbringing as a half-Mexican/half-Native American woman with a large extended family. Post-pom poms, she moved to L.A, launched a comedy career largely thanks to a vid of her “Nail Salon” bit going viral, landed a gig on MADtv and found herself in movies, most recently appearing in Mom’s Night Out and Enough Said.
Anjelah Johnson • Sat, Sept. 13, at 7:30 pm • $25-$35 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • foxtheaterspokane.com • 624-1200
— Dan Nailen