Standup comedian Craig Gass is returning to the historic Rialto Theater this Saturday for one night only.
The native Tucsonan is giving a one of a kind performance that you can’t find anywhere else during his nationwide comedy tour. There will be sign language interpreters translating his entire set for his deaf family members.
“If you want to learn how to sign any curse words or god awful phrases, I will be repeating curse words and saying horrible things all night long. There will be at least 100 different opportunities,” Gass said in a phone interview on Wednesday. Gass hired the same two female interpreters from the last performance in 2010, and Gass says that it adds to the show. At least year's performance one the interpreters didn’t appreciate all the profanity and her body language gets more animated as the show progresses.
It’s been three years since Gass has performed his uncanny Tracy Morgan and Christopher Waken impressions in the Old Pueblo. At the beginning of this year Gass was a guest in the "Revolver Guitar World Rock N Roll Roast of Dee Snider." You might recognize his voice from the Howard Stern’s radio show, “American Dad,” “Family Guy,” and “The Cleveland Show.” Gass played Tim Murphy in “King and Queens” and appeared on HBO’s “Sex in the City.”
Opening act is "Masterchef" season three finalist and My 103.9 F.M. Phoenix radio disc jockey Monti Carlo. The host for the evening will be Kevin William Lee a local comedian that’s originally from Scranton, PA. Lee is the host and creator of the weekly open mic comedy show at Mr. Head’s Bar on Fourth Ave.
The doors open at 7 p.m. Visit rialtotheatre.com or call the box office at 740-1000 to reserve your seats.
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