Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer will be tickling Turlock’s funny bone when he comes to town April 11 for a show at the Turlock Community Theatre.
Breuer has become one of the most recognizable names in comedy for his impressions, family-themed humor, and his charismatic stage antics. He was named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand Ups of All Time. In addition to his comedy tour, Breur hosts a weekly satellite radio show “Fridays with Breuer,” featuring guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Dennis Leary, and Jeff Foxworthy.
Breuer’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23, $29, and $32.
Breuer starting charting his course to the comedy stage at a young age. He tirelessly traveled the country performing on the comedy club circuit before settling in as a regular performer in the New York clubs. While in New York Breuer landed a gig on the nationally syndicated “Uptown Comedy Club,” where he spent two seasons. From there he had a returning role on “Home Improvement.” His big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Breuer spent four years on the show where he was known for his spot on impressions, including that of actor Joe Pesci, and his reoccurring skit of “Goat Boy.”
Following his success on “SNL,” Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film “Half Baked.” He has since appeared in the popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League.” On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV’s popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20.” His other television appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.
In 2008, Breuer set out for his “Breuniversity Tour” with his 85-year-old father and a film crew. The footage that was captured blended together to create “The Jim Breuer Road Journals,” which showcased what life is like on the road with a comedian and his father. Videos from that tour also sparked the making of his documentary “More Than Me,” which was shown at the 2009 Montreal Film Festival. In July of 2009, Breuer’s one-hour Comedy Central special “Let’s Clear the Air” premiered.
In 2011, Breuer embarked on a national tour with three of the country’s top comedians, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, and Jim Norton, for “The Anti-Social Network” tour. That same year, Breuer’s acclaimed autobiography, “I’m Not High: (But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior),” was released on paperback.
Tickets for the show can be purchased by calling 668-1169, or visit www.turlocktheatre.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 1574 E. Canal Drive in Turlock. The box office is closed from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.