Comedy Night: The Laff Guru (AKA Spanky) w/ special guest Dave Casey
Friday April 3, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
In this current age of mean-spirited comedy audience members often find themselves ridiculed by the performers they paid to see. However, one comic provides a refreshing break. Steven Kent McFarlin entertains with humor no one has to be afraid of. He has taken his comedic message to all 50 states and 23 countries, resulting in him twice being voted the “Comic of the Year.” Perhaps you’ve heard his humor on one of his 52 TV appearances, such as Good Morning America or The Late Show, or on his many broadcasts on Sirius Radio.
Q: Talk about your new show, “The Laff Guru.”
LG: Some network executive thought it would be funny to stick a good ol’ boy from Austin in a Buddhist monastery, and I must admit they were right. Communication was near impossible, but that was my partly fault; my first lesson the Zen Master told me I should meditate five times a day, but I thought he said medicate... I really don’t remember much of the other lessons. Guess you could say I was on the road to enlightenment and missed the exit.
Q: Did you learn anything at the monastery?
LG: I was taught the Buddha said: "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." I then realized my girlfriend can never be Buddhist, because last month she went all the way and this month she is not starting.
Q: How do you cope touring 40 weeks a year?
LG: Each night on stage I remind myself of a survey: people rank laughter second, only to orgasm; then I recall another survey: 20% of females never orgasm; so for 1 in 5 women in my audience: this is it!
Dave originally hails from Framingham MA and has lived in West Hartford CT for the past 12 years with his wife and dog. Dave’s first comedy performance was at the tender age of 8 when he shocked his Cub Scout Troop with a vulgar George Carlin-themed puppet show. Flash forward 30 years. After tormenting his coworkers with bizarre anecdotes and impressions, Dave was finally convinced by them to perform stand up on stage. Since then, he has regularly been entertaining audiences across central Connecticut with his unique story-telling style humor. Dave can be found working comedy clubs, corporate events, private parties and fundraisers, but no longer does puppet shows.