BELLOWS FALLS — Comedian Ed Smyth will “serve up a nonstop silly-string of brain-twisty characters and bits” that organizers say are “absurd for adults, goofy for kids, clean for your grandma,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Stage 33 Live, 33 Canal Street.
Smyth has been a regular at the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival since 2016, performed a weeklong show at Rochester Fringe, and has appeared at the Maine Comedy Festival.
“He is a friend to all,” organizers wrote in a news release. “This isn't your run-of-the-mill observational comedy, this is strange but endearing stuff that the world desperately needs [...] whether the world knows it or not.”
Ed will be performing as Bronco Brad, hosting “The Dang Tootin' Good Time Show” that airs from fictional WEXL-TV every Thursday afternoon - a throwback to the TV cowboys of the past, but quirky.
There's a “Science Corner” with a talking neutrino who gives advice about not eating enriched uranium that might be found on the sidewalk. Learn how to draw a flying kielbasa in “Art Corner,” and memorize the square root of pi with mnemonics in “Math Nook.”
Bronco Brad will perform songs like the “Made Up Tales of the Old West” with a fake guitar and other segments include “Oog Son of Ahg, 30,000 BC,” the just-unfrozen primitive entertainer, “Moe Bot the Comedy Robot” sharing his dating woes with other household appliances, and sponsor moments with “local farmer Ted Jorgersen” doing his favorite animal impressions.
Audience members are encouraged to show up in cowboy hats, boots, or similar Western gear to receive a Bronco Brad deputy sheriff badge and certificate.
Maine comedian Jareth Johnson will open the show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for those 18 and younger. Nobody will be turned away for lack of money. Seating is limited to 40. The event will be recorded and filmed. For more information, visit stage33live.com.