Whether he's starring in feature films like Bad Santa (along side of Billy Bob Thornton) or in popular TV shows like CSI, Judging Amy or Desparate House Wives, actor and comedian Billy Gardell catches an eye. While showcasing his comedy, he's opened for high ranking acts like George Carlin and Dennis Miller and that's just the start. Buzz about Gardell has earned him guest appearances on a number of other shows and networks including Comedy Central. He's pretty big on the laughs, too. Check out at least one of his four shows tonight and Saturday night at The Pineville Dinner Theater. $12. Aug. 15-16. Aug. 15, 8 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; Aug. 16, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. The Pineville Dinner Theater, 10403-J Park Road. 704-544-0607. www.pinevilledinnertheater.com.