Appearing on a BET comedy special some years ago, comedian Talent gave his audience his one rule: Don't take anything personal, it's just comedy. Listening to the material for a few minutes will make you understand why people were warned. The beer-toting New Yorker lets his thoughts and observations spill out freely, and there is not much of a filter to stop them. Bad in some cases, but in the world of stand-up it's great. He has appeared on Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, and Comic View, among other comedy outlets, so he's seasoned and has plenty of jokes up his sleeve. If you get offended easily, this might not be for you, but if you can laugh at the inappropriate, it definitely is.
Talent will perform with Joe Clair, Ed Lover, Cocoa Brown, and Artie Fletcher at the Joke Factory, 911 Brooks Avenue, on Friday, January 9, and Saturday, January 10. 8 p.m. Rocjokefactory.com.