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Andrew Norelli headlines tonight's Comedy at the Ave

Andrew Norelli - Courtesy photo
Andrew Norelli
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Andrew Norelli, a sketch and stand-up comedian since 1998 with a long list of credits, headlines Friday's Comedy at the Ave.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the historic theater, 10 Auburn Ave.

Norelli uses comedy to navigate his way through confusion and dismay. Whatever happens to him in life, he brings to the stage, and lets the crowd in on his frustration and psychology.

His credits include "The Late, Late Show with David Letterman", "Jimmy Kimmel Live", "The Byron Allen Show", "Live at Gotham" on Comedy Central, "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Comedy.TV" and the nationally syndicated show, "Comics Unleashed", where he also worked as a monologue joke writer.

After appearing at the Montreal Comedy Festival, Norelli's performance was praised in the publication Time Out New York. At the Boston Comedy Festival, he was awarded the second-place prize, and was the winner of the inaugural Las Vegas World Series of Comedy. He has even performed down under at Sydney, Australia's Comedy Store.

A review by The Daily Telegraph read, "His show features hair trigger laughs with a deadly aim, all the more so because while some comedians overestimate their own intelligence, Norelli never underestimates ours."

The show at the Ave is recommended for ages 18 and above.

Tickets are $17 and $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

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