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Comedian Mike Epps plays Foxwoods Friday

It's been five years since comedian/actor Mike Epps brought a kangaroo onstage in Detroit during one of his standup routines. Cellphone videos of the incident show the animal was clearly distressed and Epps apologized for the incident, saying the situation got out of hand. He also vowed to make a large contribution to a Save the Kangaroo Foundation.

"Heretofore, every time I've brought a wild animal onstage," Epps says, "it's worked out very well. I had that cheetah juggle with me in Tulsa. The Scottish hare in Provo that used his little paws to help me tell 'The Aristocrats' joke. And that time in Georgia brought the NRA supporter out of the crowd and let Benny the Razorback rip his entrails out ... Good times!"

Epps didn't really say that, and he is not bringing any jungle beasts onstage Friday when he does his routine Friday in the Premier Theater at Foxwoods (though it would be fun if an anonymous source emailed us to say part of the comedian's technical rider at the casino demands "care and feeding" for a dozen Arctic wolves).

Epps is on tour celebrating his recently released and latest Netflix special, "Indiana Mike," and B. Simone is the opening performer.

Mike Epps, 8 p.m. Friday, Premier Theater, Foxwoods, $32-$92;


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