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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 8:58 p.m.

You've probably seen Dom Irrera many times without realizing it. The Philadelphia-born stand-up comic has appeared in such films as Robert Townsend's “Hollywood Shuffle,” and he had a cameo in the “The Big Lebowski.” His many guest-star credits include “Seinfeld,” where he played a prop comic who had his nostrils done. He also appeared in “Becker,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “King of Queens.” His real passion is stand-up comedy, however. He's performed at comedy festivals in Montreal, Ireland, Australia and Scotland. This weekend, Pittsburgh, and more specifically, the Improv at the Waterfront in Homestead, gets his full attention. Show times are 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $20.

Details: 412-462-5233,

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

Choir director Susan Medley will lead the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale into its three-concert look at the season starting Friday.

The chorale's “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” concerts will be a blend of secular and religious looks at the season. The men of the choir will be featured in “White Christmas,” highlighted by the bass voices of Clifford Eastly and Matthew Wolf. Meanwhile, the women's voices will be featured in “The Coventry Carol.”

There also will be sing-alongs, and organist David Billings with perform “Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding.”

Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Ingomar United Presbyterian Church, McCandless, and 8 p.m. Saturday at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Admission is $22; $8 for students and free for children under 12. Details: 412-635-7654 or

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