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Comedy Night at the Bowlmor welcomes Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew, March 4

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When not working clubs and TV, Steve “Mudflap” McGrew has opened for many top comedy and musical acts, including Billy Crystal, Sam Kinison, Dolly Parton, B.B. King and The Doobie Brothers. He headlines Comedy Night at the Bowlmor on Saturday.
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What: Comedy Night at the Bowlmor, featuring Steve “Mudflap” McGrew with opener Eric Hendersen.

When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

Where: The Bowlmor Lounge, The Back Bowl, 50 Chambers Ave., Eagle.

Cost: $17 in advance or $20 on the day of the show.

More information: Call 970-328-BOWL, or visit http://www.thebackbowl.com.

EAGLE — Whether he’s plying his craft on comedy stages across the country or cruise ships on the high seas or on some of television’s biggest comedy showcases, Steve “Mudflap” McGrew has been plying his Southern-fried humor since long before it became fashionable, in clubs throughout the country from backwaters to major cities.

With more than 30 years of work under his belt, McGrew has finally reached a point where clubs are looking for him, rather than the other way around. His high-octane personality and keenly humorous observations will be on full display Saturday at 8:15 p.m., on the stage of The Back Bowl, when Comedy Night at the Bowlmor returns.

Working as a cartoonist in the newsroom of the Houston Chronicle in the mid-’70s, McGrew developed a reputation for translating his sharp wit through the pen. It was then a logical transition to the stage of a local comedy club, where his persona was more animated than his drawing could ever be. His ability to connect with his audience didn’t go unnoticed, and soon he became a regular at Houston’s popular Comedy Workshop, which was a hotbed for up and coming redneck comics.

After earning a spot as semifinalist on Showtime’s iconic comedy showcase “Full Frontal Comedy,” McGrew went on to appear on a variety of comedy showcases, including A&E’s “Evening at the Improv,” Showtime’s “Comedy All Stars,” “Caroline’s Comedy Hour,” TNN’s “Nashville Now,” “Music City Tonight” and “Funny Business,” VH-1’s “Stand Up, Stand Up” and MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Show.” Ultimately, McGrew earned his own half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central

When not working clubs and TV, he has opened for many of the top comedy and musical acts of the day, working with entertainers as diverse as Billy Crystal, Sam Kinison, Dolly Parton, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers and many more.

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McGrew’s fast-paced, unconventional style and energetic delivery have led to him being described as a “runaway redneck freight train.” This reputation and the surging popularity of blue-collar comedy in the United States drew interest and a string of invitations to appear in the United Kingdom and Canada as a headliner both on stage and TV. He has also made a series of recorded shows on CD and DVD and hosts his own podcast.

This show is part of The Back Bowl’s Comedy Night at the Bowlmor series and features opener Eric Hendersen. Henderson, based in Denver, brings a dynamic style of observational humor and storytelling that leaves the audience doubled over with laughter. He has appeared at world-famous Second City comedy club in Chicago, as well as regular gigs at the Comedy Works in Denver and other clubs around the country.

Tickets are on sale now for $17 in advance or $20 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Back Bowl or by phone with a credit card. For more information, contact The Bowlmor Lounge at The Back Bowl at 970-328-BOWL, or visit http://www.thebackbowl.com.


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