Steve McGrew brings equal-opportunity offense to Keystone
KEYSTONE – Nothing’s off-limits for comedian Steve “Mudflap” McGrew. He talks about things that most people have thought about, but are afraid – or have just failed – to say.
He considers himself an equal-opportunity offender when it comes to comedy – no group, individual or subject is sacred. He hasn’t been afraid to talk about any taboo subjects since he looked into the face of a female divorce judge and lived to tell the tale.
“I’ve been married three times, of course, because I love that new-wife smell,” McGrew said.
He grew up in a small town in Oklahoma in the 1950s. As a kid, he thought the world was a wonderful place – just like the world of the Cleavers from “Leave It to Beaver” – until he met the rest of the world.
“Growing up in a small town, you learn to joke instead of being bitter,” he said. “You make fun of life. I think growing up in a small town makes people honest.”
McGrew always aspired to be a comedian. He worked as a staff cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle until he developed his stand-up act at clubs throughout Texas.
For 16 years, he’s been saying what men wish they could to their wives and pointing out the shortcomings of lazy males.
Anyone who has channel surfed regularly has probably seen him on television. He has appeared on “Evening at the Improv,” MTV, VH-1, TNN and “Star Search” and won Showtime’s “Full Frontal Comedy.” He also has toured with Dolly Parton and performed with the Beach Boys, Tanya Tucker, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Doobie Brothers and Wynonna Judd.
For the past two years, he has joined Kelly Ford and Jonathan Wilde for their morning show on Denver country radio station KYGO, which the Country Music Association voted the best morning radio show this year.
“I think he’s the funniest unknown comic in America,” Wilde said. “He’s on the verge of being on a (regular) TV show – or something. You’ll laugh so hard, your jawbones will hurt.”
Tickets for the ages 18 and older show are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and may be purchased by calling (888) 222-9306. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Park Lane Pavilion in Keystone.
Steve “Mudflap’ McGrew
– When: doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. today
– Where: Park Lane Pavilion, River Run, Keystone
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