‘Saturday Night Live’ to Saturday night at home
Jim Breuer’s the guy that made you laugh in high-school. Whether he was cracking a joke or doing impersonations, he was the one you wanted at the party. Now things are a little different; everyone’s a little older, life’s a little more serious. But who’s to say that can’t be funny too?
Performing at the Key West Theater March 10, Breuer won’t be re-enacting his famous “Goat boy” character from “Saturday Night Live,” or the lovable stoner from the hit cult film, “Half Baked” co-starring Dave Chappelle. Breuer’s a family man now and likes to just joke about it.
“The show is clean and very relatable,” said Breuer. “After 24 years of marriage, it’s like I have been a police officer in a constant domestic dispute.” Breuer is referring to living in a house with his wife and three teenage daughters in New Jersey. “I am un-Hollywood and un-pop culture. My stand-up is about real life.”
Breuer rose to fame fast back in the ’90s. In his early 20s, he was already being offered gigs on TV and landed a cast role on “Saturday Night Live,” along with comedians Will Ferrell, Norm Macdonald, and Tim Meadows. He has been on every late night show including Conan, Stewart, Kimmel, and Fallon. After “Half Baked,” Breuer starred in the popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League.” He is a frequent guest on Howard Stern, whom he credits for keeping his stand up shows filled. Nowadays, Breuer has a recurring role on the new primetime CBS comedy “Kevin Can Wait,” starring Kevin James. Listed as one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer says of his following, “We grew up together.”
Breuer might poke a little fun at Key West, he loves to people watch and can’t help but comment on it. It’s the last stop on his tour and he can’t wait to get here. But he stays away from religion and politics saying, “I am just there to make people laugh, not make a statement.”
Also, Breuer may talk about his new album, “Songs From The Garage” which mixes his love of pure ’80s heavy metal and comedy. The album has a little star power from Brian Johnson (AC/DC) with vocals on two tracks and producer/guitarist Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat). Reviving metal music does prove parts of us may never grow up and that’s a good thing.
Friday, March 10, 7 and 10 p.m.
Tickets at thekeywesttheater.com
“I am not cocky, but I am gonna knock you out.” — Jim Breuer, comedian.
— PHOTO CREDIT : Credit Gregory Pallante