One familiar face and one new one will comprise an extended weekend of comedy at Auburn Public Theater.
Returning to the 8 Exchange St. stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, will be Barry Crimmins. Raised in Skaneateles, Crimmins went on to become a founding father of Boston's comedy scene in the 1980s and a widely respected political satirist. His profile rose in 2015, when friend Bobcat Goldthwait made a documentary about Crimmins' life: "Call Me Lucky."
Crimmins has been touring regularly since the film's release, performing at APT in February. Louis CK also produced and directed a June 4 Crimmins performance in Kansas, to be released as an upcoming special.
The only person who'd use the word "lucky" to describe Barry Crimmins' life is Barry Crimmins.
"Barry is one of my favorite comedians of all time," Louis CK said in an email to fans at the time. "He is a rarely intelligent and hilarious political satirist and obviously this being an election year it’s a particularly good time to hear what he has to say."
Tickets are $10.
Then, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, APT will partner with Cayuga Community College to welcome comedian Aarona Lopez. A songwriter, Second City veteran and new cast member of "Nick Cannon Presents Wild'N Out," Lopez is also the creator/host of live comedy show "Velvet Circus." Syracuse comedian MrJaxn will open the show.
The performance is $15 for the public and free for CCC students and staff.
For more information, visit auburnpublictheater.org or call (315) 253-6669.