Brian Posehn stand-up hits Fargo
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 15:09
Brian Posehn, probably best known his writing and appearances on “Mr. Show” as well as co-starring on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” will be bringing his stand-up Comedy Mutant Tour to Fargo this September.
The comedy tour’s official press release describes Posehn as “the bearded/comic book nerd/metalhead comedian/writer/actor the world didn’t realize it needed. But now, as his career continues to chug along like a freight train, it’s becoming harder to imagine the world of comedy without him.”
The comedy tour will make its one night only appearance at 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the downtown Fargo Theatre. Tickets will be available for $26 ahead of time or for $28 at the door. Those same tickets will go on sale at noon on the day of the show.
A bit of background on the actor, comedian, musician and writer can also be gleaned from the press release.
“Posehn began his career writing and performing on the acclaimed HBO sketch comedy program “Mr. Show” with Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad”) and David Cross (“Arrested Development”). He received a major boost as a co-star on Comedy Central’s popular show, “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and on tour as one of the original members of the “Comedians of Comedy” with Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, and Zach Galifianakis.”
Posehn has also been featured in such sitcoms as “Seinfeld, “NewsRadio” and “Friends,” as well as movies like “Sex Drive” and “Surf’s Up.” On top of all of that, the performer was recently hired to script a story arch for Marvel’s comic book series, “Deadpool.”
The show is meant for mature audiences and, based on Posehn’s previous comedy albums “Live In: Nerd Rage” and “Fart and Weiner Jokes,” that caution is probably justified. However, if you’re a fan of comic books and/or heavy metal music and culture (and don’t mind a little bad language) Posehn’s routines are actually quite entertaining.
Furthermore, Posehn isn’t the only performer in the tour. The Comedy Mutant Tour also features the talents of Arj Barker, Pete Holmes, Fortune Feimster, Kyle Kinane, Sean Patton and Ron Funches.
Information on how and where to purchase the tickets follows: “Tickets are available at jadepresents.com, at the Tickets 300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.), by calling (866) 300-8300, or at www.tickets300.com.”
The Fargo Theatre is located downtown on 314 Broadway N.