Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:21

Comedy Best Bet: Bobcat Goldthwait

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Bobcat Goldthwait
Dr. Grins, Grand Rapids
July 24-25, shows at 8, 9 and 10:30 p.m.
$10-$15
thebob.com, (616) 356-2000

Ah, Bobcat. What exactly would the modern American comedic landscape look like without the significant contributions of the feline-monikered mic-master? One has to envision a very desolate and barren terrain, for the man called Bobcat has been operating as a serious power-player in the comedy industry for as long as any 20-something, Tosh.0 worshipping dude bro can remember. Having recently branched out more into the more commercial realm of filmmaking (writing, directing, occasionally acting), we wouldn’t blame Goldthwait for being eager to get back to his stand-up roots. And if the audience reaction at a series of high-profile gigs (like Austin’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, for one) is any indication, this Dr. Grins show is gonna be heavy on the grins and relatively light on the doctor part. Although, if shape-shifting Bobcat ever decided to pursue the Dr. prefix, we can only assume that an outbreak of funny bone tickling would be imminent. 

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