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Finesse Mitchell

Shaq's Comedy Jam brings laughs to the Lyric

Shaq's Comedy Jam brings laughs to the Lyric

As the host of Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam 2012, Gary Owen always has to be on his game. There's no letup — not when you're the guy charged with keeping the crowd roaring through six different acts putting out more than two hours of material. "It's harder, the further you get into a show, to keep the laughs going," said the Cincinnati-born Owen, who will be the on-stage leader when the jam takes over Baltimore's Lyric Opera House on Saturday. "People may think you're just as funny, but they get tired. We have a two-hour-plus show, so if you're going last on a particular night, it's my job to make sure that the...