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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dave Foley: One of the Daves We Know Comes to Cobb's

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 7:30 AM

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DAVE FOLEY IS DOING STAND-UP THIS WEEK AT COBB'S COMEDY CLUB??? This is one of those weird, crazy, odd, and certainly compelling ideas that you never even imagine happening, and then when it does you still can't imagine it. Kinda like when Superman briefly wore that blue costume with the lightning bolts. SUPERMAN HAS A NEW COSTUME???

Sometimes those weird ideas are just crazy enough to work. ALEC BALDWIN IS STARRING ON A SITCOM??? And sometimes those ideas go down like ipecac. CHRIS CORNELL RECORDED AN R&B ALBUM WITH TIMBALAND???


Well, I'm betting that Dave Foley is going the "Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock" route, because we already know through Foley's immense, impressive, and genius work with Kids in the Hall that Dave Foley is certifiably hilarious. The Mount Rushmore of modern sketch comedy looks like this: The early years of Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, In Living Color, and The Kids in the Hall. I believe there is a direct, unbroken line from KITH and Mr. Show to the alternative comedy movement and the current popularity of that funny guy at work signing up for improv classes. Foley doing stand-up could be like a George Harrison album; it ain't the Beatles, but for some people, it might be even better.

Even still the question for Mr. Foley is ... stand-up? Now, I know many of you civilians out there don't see what I'm making a big deal about. You're thinking, "Isn't Dave Foley already a comedian? Why are you making such a big deal about a comedian doing stand-up comedy?"

UP NEXT: Uh, yeah, why?

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