Brooks Wheelan | Wiseguys West Valley City | Comedy & Improv | Salt Lake City Weekly
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Comedy & Improv

Brooks Wheelan

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 2014

The roster of comedians whose tenure on Saturday Night Live was brief and inauspicious—Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Damon Wayans—should ease the blow for Brooks Wheelan of getting dropped from SNL's featured-player roster after just one season. Indeed, he already seems to be finding humor in it, joking with the Fusion's No You Shut Up at the Montreal Comedy Festival that he preferred stand-up to sketch comedy because "I haven't been fired from that one, so I choose that." And he's got plenty of reason to expect that he can do just fine with this stand-up thing, building his routines at times around his Iowa upbringing, like the traumatic impact of watching his father kill a possum with a sledgehammer. At other times, he turns to the topic of his current, more urban surroundings, like having "meth neighbors": "They're loving meth ... And I'm jealous, because meth neighbors shouldn't be having a better life than me. But they are." (Scott Renshaw)

Price: $15