Summer 2017 did not got quietly into that gentle night.

No sir, it kicked, it screamed and it slapped us up the back side with enough depressing news — Did you hear about the hurricanes? — to make us want to assume the fetal position.

So the arrival of two extremely hilarious comedians in our midst this week couldn’t have come too soon.

  • Apparently time does make the heart grow fonder. Jerry Seinfeld (“Seinfeld,” Netflix’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”) hasn’t stood on a Tucson stage since he played Centennial Hall in 2012. He returns to the Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., for a show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, and if you didn’t act when the show was announced back in May, you’re out of luck: There are no tickets left.

The last time we saw the Emmy-winning standup/comic actor last was shortly after he launched his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which was picked up by Netflix early this year. One of the comedians getting coffee with Seinfeld was Tucson native Garry Shandling, who was featured on the show in January 2016; he died two months later.

  • Anjelah Johnson (“Nail Salon,” MADtv) is returning to the Diamond Center, where she played her first and only Tucson show back in 2015. She sold out the venue.

Expect on Saturday, Sept. 16, to hear her take on her Bon Qui Qui character and possibly resurrect the nail salon skit that catapulted her career into sold-out-show status. She’s at Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $55 through

  • And coming in October — hey, we will still need to laugh! — is Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, who has become a regular to Tucson. He’s at the AVA at Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, on Oct. 28. Tickets are $40 to $100 through

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch