Steve McGrew performs at Comedy Night at the Bowlmor in Eagle on Saturday
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What: Steve “Mudflap” McGrew performs at Comedy Night at the Bowlmor.
When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.
Where: The Bowlmor Lounge, The Back Bowl, 50 Chambers Ave., Eagle.
Cost: $15 in advance or $18 day of the show.
More information: Call 970-328-BOWL, or visit http://www.thebackbowl.com.
EAGLE — Whether plying his craft on comedy stages across the country, cruise ships on the high seas or on some of television’s biggest comedy showcases, Steve “Mudflap” McGrew has been slinging his Southern-fried humor for the past 30 years in clubs throughout the country, large and small, in backwaters and major cities.
McGrew’s 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 an easy and 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 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” and VH1’s “Stand-Up Spotlight.” Ultimately, he earned his own half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central.
McGrew 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 be 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.
Eric Hendersen will open. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 on the day of the show and can be purchased in person at The Back Bowl or by phone with a credit card at 970-328-BOWL.