Comedy Central’s Breuer kicks-off Paramount season

— On Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m, the historic, non-profit Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland will welcome comedian Jim Breuer as he kicks off the 2011-12 performance season at the historic theater. Breuer’s most recent one-hour television special “Let’s Clear the Air” premiered with record setting ratings and rave reviews on Comedy Central in July of 2009. This is Breur’s second appearance at the Paramount after nearly selling out the venue during the 2008-09 season.

Breur has come a long way from his 4 year stint on “Saturday Night Live”. Yes—this “Goat Boy” is all grown up and gets up close and personal with parenthood. The only thing “Half Baked” in the Breuer household are the brownies.

The days of “Heavy Metal Man” have given way to the heavy eyelids of a family man giving it his all. Don’t be misled—whether you are a parent, thinking about being a parent or know a parent, this show will make you laugh.

Known for his wild, outrageous and provocative brand of humor, Breuer proves that his comedic observations and antic physical and voice comedy can be just as cutting edge and hilarious as his hit “SNL” character “Goat Boy” and his popular heavy metal humor.

The comic who was named one of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time had stuck close to home over the last decade as he raised his daughters and hosted his daily “Jim Breuer Unleashed” satellite radio show on Sirius. He began clearing the air with the triumphant debut of his new routines at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas some three years ago and has since delighted packed audiences of all ages as he hit the road again on his college “Breuniversity” tour and subsequent “Family Man” tour.

Breuer’s consistent whit and creativity, combined with his hilarious physical expressions, keep him on the forefront of comedy landing him a national Pizza Hut advertising campaign. There’s also “Jim Breuer Unleashed” on Sirius/XM satellite radio to entertain drivers.

So, leave the kids at home, you deserve a good laugh. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a little goat.

Tickets are $25.50–$35.50 plus tax and are available by phoning the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 802-775-0903. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.paramountlive.org or at the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 30 Center St. in downtown Rutland.

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