8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $49.50-$125. www.bojanglescoliseum.com.
The comedian – most recently seen in the movie “Fifty Shades of Black” and the TV series “Survivor’s Remorse” – headlines the Queen City Festival of Laughs. With Gary Owen, Earthquake, Sommore and Tony Rock.
8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $53-$123. www.ovensauditorium.com.
The longtime R&B, soul, gospel and rock singer is still belting out everything from spiritual sonnets to ’80s hits like “New Attitude,” “Stir It Up” and the chart-topping “On My Own” (a duet with Michael McDonald).
Toy, Hobby, Sportscard & NASCAR Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $5 (ages 15 and younger free); $7 for a weekend pass. www.insidepitchpromotions.com.
Dozens of vendors selling toys, hobby collectibles, sports memorabilia and more will be on hand. Jonny Fairplay, a former contestant on CBS’ “Survivor,” will sign autographs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $20-$54.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Artistic producer Deke Sharon (“Pitch Perfect,” “The Sing-Off”) presents a group of 12 singers performing a cappella versions of everything from 10th-century Gregorian chants to Bruno Mars’ pop hits.