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‘Doctor of Comedy’ returns to The Back Bowl Saturday

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald is a veterinarian-turned-comic who has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy, including Bob Hope. He takes the stage at Eagle's Back Bowl on Oct. 25.
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What: Comedian Kevin Fitzgerald performs at Comedy Night at the Bowlmor.

Where: Back Bowl, Eagle.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.

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

EAGLE — The best comedians seem to have a knack for drawing inspiration — and new material — from their surroundings and life experiences. If that’s the case, then Kevin Fitzgerald’s profession inspires him unlike any other stand-up comedian in the business today. Fitzgerald has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 30 years, and when he’s not mending the bones of old Fido or Puff the cat, he’s tickling the funny bones of audiences throughout the West. He returns for Comedy Night at the Bowlmor at The Back Bowl in Eagle on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Getting Distracted

After college, Fitzgerald got slightly distracted when a friend offered him an opportunity to go on the road with some band called The Who. For a young guy seeking his way, it was a pretty easy lifestyle choice and he eventually found himself working as a roadie for other music legends, The Police and The Rolling Stones, before landing in veterinary school and going on to have an extremely successful and rewarding career in medicine.

But Fitzgerald never gave up on the dream he originally nurtured as the class-clown in his youth, and soon found his way to the stage where he was able to ply an incredible talent for comic observation. He has since gone on to become one of the most in-demand comics on Denver’s comedy circuit. During the years, he has opened for some of the greatest comic talents of our time including the legendary Bob Hope. He’s worked with many others such as Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Kevin Nealon, Craig Ferguson, Larry the Cable Guy and Denver’s Josh Blue.

Fitzgerald even starred in his own television series on Animal Planet.

“There’s a reason why we try to get Kevin for our live comedy series at least once a year,” said The Back Bowl owner Joe Gonzalez. “The guy is just flat out hilarious. He’s really subtle in his delivery and that laid-back persona really sneaks up on you when you suddenly realize that you’re in stitches.”

Opening the show is the extremely talented and somewhat twisted J Marc. This is J Marc’s third appearance at the Comedy Night series. In addition to a thriving career at some of the region’s top comedy clubs, he has also found success on both the big and small screens.

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