Comedian Derek Richards has been busy. He's not only battled disease (he's a cancer survivor), but also ventured across the globe (to Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, etc.) providing laughs to the armed forces. His act mingles a range of tales (some of which include his time being raised in Detroit, the holidays, life in 'sunny' Florida — where he currently resides when he's not on tour — and his former relationship with exotic dancer, among other topics). $10. 8 p.m. Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-621-6373. www.lkncomedyzone.com.