He said, she said comedy comes to Summit County
According to popular culture, Valentines Day is all about cardboard hearts filled with chocolate, diamond journey pendants and a dozen red roses. But not everyone sees love that way especially the two single comedians prepared to make anyone with a beating heart laugh on Saturday.Steve Mudflap McGrew and Stephanie McHugh deliver their twisted little McInsight on relationships at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Silverthorne Pavilion.
McGrew has 25 years of stand-up comedy under his belt, appearing on A&Es Evening at the Improv, Showtimes Comedy Club Network, TNNs Nashville Now, CMTs 20 Most Redneck Moments and a ton of others, which, if listed, would simply make your eyes blur, then skip to the next paragraph. So on we go. (Oh, but to keep you up-to-date, you should at least know hes a morning DJ on Denvers country radio KYGO.)Along with a beefy resume, he has an extensive list of exs. In fact, hes single for the third time.Im a marriage survivor, McGrew said. Ive done it before and lived through it.His act includes a little bit of everything, but it revolves around relationships. His comedic style is observational, based mostly on his real life.For whatever reason, God thinks its funny to make me live through horrible situations to make fun of, he said. At least he gave me coping skills. No one knows how to screw it up better than I do, so come learn from my mistakes. Those who cant do, teach.
McHugh, a stand-up comedian for seven years, scored as a finalist on Season 3 of Nick at Nites Funniest Mom contest. She also won the 2002 Summer Comedy Contest at Wits End Comedy Club in Westminster.As a single mother of two girls, ages 10 and 13, she has plenty of stories to share. Her latest thing:My ex just got remarried at Red Rocks, so now I need a new Red Rocks memory. So I decided I would have sex with the next rock start to play there, she said. So I went online and found out the Morman Tabernacle Choir was performing there next. Its going to be a very special Easter sunrise this year.McHugh describes herself as an easy-going comedian who likes to lightly poke fun at guys, as well as herself.Our experience at the Pavilion is that our audience appreciates self-deprecating comics whom they can relate to, said Christine Mahorney, Silverthorne Pavilion coordinator.So this Valentines Day, forego the usual chocolate/diamond/roses route and stir up those endorphins through laughter.
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