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Chingo Bling: No Mames Tour 

When: Fri., July 17, 8 & 10:30 p.m. 2015
Price: $20-$30
Following rapper/comic/entrepreneur Chingo Bling’s Twitter feed (the way, for example, President Barack Obama does), you get plenty of punchlines. A recent freestyle “Jewelry to a Raspa” talks about “rolling blunts as big as flautas,” and this year’s Masahouse 2 opens with a riff on hip-hop artist ILoveMakonnen titled “I Don’t Sell Tamales No More.” To find the jokes these days, however, you must pick them out of the flood of responses triggered by his “Open Letter to Donald Trump,” a passionate defense of immigrants that got enough social media heat to catch CNN’s eye, as honest, funny and plainspoken as you’d expect from an artist who called his only major-label release to date They Can’t Deport Us All. Currently touring as a stand-up (joined Friday by comics Mario “Superstar” Salazar, Jesus “Midnite” Castillo and Mark Riojas), the Houston native and Trinity University alum will still be doing what he does best — cracking jokes and not shutting up.


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