LaBove In The Pub

Dianna Rupp

On Nov. 5 The UAF Pub will play host to an SAO sponsored showing of infamous comedian Carl LaBove. He is a founding member of 1980’s comedic group “The Outlaws of Comedy.” This troupe of touring Texas comedians included Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, ranked 19 and 20 respectively on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Standups of All Time List.

Carl Labove, a touring standup comic for more than 30 years is performing a series of shows in Fairbanks. He'll be at the UAF Pub on Wednesday night. Photo Courtesy  of Carl Labove.

Carl Labove, a touring standup comic for more than 30 years is performing a series of shows in Fairbanks. He’ll be at the UAF Pub on Wednesday night. Photo Courtesy of Carl Labove.

LaBove first performed stand up comedy when he was 19, at his father’s encouragement. Nearly 35 years later Labove has two comedy cds, and many HBO, Tonight Show, and Showtime performances to show for it.

Basing his acts around relatable events, personal experiences and general amusing anecdotes, LaBove has an effortlessly smooth comedic style that allows him to connect and interact with his audience on a friendly level while simultaneously beguiling them with tales of driving overly emotional drunk friends around or having to absolutely commit to faking your way through religious hymns in front of judgmental church goers and your mom. “I’ve always felt that you are a little wiser after surviving some of life’s unfair experience’s. You survived! Live it up!,” LaBove said.

LaBove will perfrom first at the UAF Pub on Wednesday. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

LaBove will also be performing at Kodiak Jacks on Nov. 6 and The Blue Loon on Nov. 7 and 8. All shows will be starting at 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased in advance for shows after Nov. 5 from Gulliver’s Book for $15 per ticket, or for $18 on the day of the show.

For more information on comedic happenings and upcoming shows in Fairbanks, check out www.alaskacomedy.com

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