"Office" actor does stand-up here this week
"Office" actor Craig Robinson is hoping the family of his Ardmore-native cast mate, Kate Flannery, catches one of his stand-up gigs. The comedian, who plays warehouse supervisor Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy, performs tonight through Saturday at Helium (2031 Sansom). Robinson told us yesterday that he was sure to ask Flannery where her family's bar is because he wanted to stop in for a drink. Fortunately for him, T.A. Flannery's (11 S. 21st) is around the corner from Helium. Robinson, who can be seen in theaters in "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," told us yesterday his act is "very musical," with audience participation. He tries to play a couple of shows each month, but his busy shooting schedule on "The Office" makes that difficult. As for his character, who was recently freed from the clingy Kelly Kapoor (played by Mindy Kaling), Robinson says, "I don't know what they have in store for me. "I'm as excited as everyone else to see what's next for Darryl." The comic actor is happy that his recent drug-possession charge has been dropped. In August he pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a felony after he was pulled over for a traffic violation and police found Ecstasy pills in his car. The case was cleared in September after Robinson completed a court-ordered drug program. His upcoming movies include "Playboys," "Night at the Museum 2," and "The Goods." For tickets for this week's shows, click here.