Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Steven Wright at the Keswick Theatre

It figures that it would take a long time to write surreal and strange jokes like Steven Wright does. In 1985, Wright released his first stand-up album I Have A Pony and it would take him 22 years to release his second, 2007's I Still Have A Pony. And he doesn't seem to tour much either, which makes his appearance at the Keswick Theatre outside of Philadelphia this Thursday so special. And we're giving away a pair of tickets! To enter, e-mail comicvsaudience AT gmail DOT com with the subject "I MAY HAVE A PONY" and your full name by Thursday noon. The winner will be chosen at random.

In 1982, Wright essentially put Boston stand-up comedy on the map when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson twice in less than a week at the host's request. At the time, his style must have stood out not only within in Boston, but to the rest of the country. Who IS this guy, and how is he making me laugh? Over 25 years old, this set is still original today and the jokes still hold up.

More recently he's traded jokes with Chris Rock at Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education:

And more recently he's been popping up unexpectedly on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson:

So don't miss out! E-mail comicvsaudience AT gmail DOT com with the subject "I MAY HAVE A PONY" and your full name by Thursday noon. The winner will be chosen at random.