Baxley and McClure team together for laughs
SILVERTHORNE -The Silverthorne pavilion may be kicking off its comedy season with C student Troy Baxley, but the show isn’t an average gig.”When people see my act, they haven’t seen that before,” Baxley said. “I’m not saying I burn a donkey on stage, but I strive to do original stuff that’s just mine. I would rather have people like or dislike my show than be bored with it. I have longer stories and one-liners. I mix it up so people don’t get bored. I also use very odd words in my acts.”Baxley’s act mirrors the thoughts and attention spans of average Americans with his show, “The Lifetime C students.” He has yukked it up on Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv, A&E and NBC.”He’s one of the best comics in Denver and in the country for that matter,” said comedian George McClure, who will headline with Baxley.”Between George and I, we cover a lot of material,” Baxley said. “This show is very aware sarcasm.”McClure focuses on current news, such as the absurdity of the war on drugs. He also uses a lot of personal material, making fun of his own weaknesses.”Like a lot of comedians, a lot of my material comes from my own insecurity about things,” McClure said. “I used to talk about going on vacation for two weeks and coming home to only one message, and that message was me calling to see if I had any messages.”McClure grew up in Denver and skied Summit County resorts, so he has a bit to say about those experiences, too. He’s appeared on Comedy Central and A&E’s “Comedy on the Road.””I just have a good time,” McClure said. “I like to have fun with the crowds and have a little crowd interaction. The spontaneity is still important to me.”The audience plays a key role in Baxley’s act as well.”If the audience is right on top of it, then I go on tangents, and it’s really fun,” Baxley said. “I’m all over the place.””These two comedians will definitely kick the pavilion fall and winter comedy series off with a bang,” said Maggie Butler, Silverthorne pavilion coordinator. “They bring a wry and unique perspective to comedy, reminding us not only to laugh, but to laugh at ourselves.”Tickets are $12 until 5 p.m. today and $15 after 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission except for guests purchasing eight or more tickets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. today, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Call (970) 262-7370 to reserve tickets.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 245 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.—?Event: Comedy Night?When: 7:30 p.m. today?Where: Silverthorne pavilion, Silverthorne
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