In the fifth grade, Brian Scolaro got hold of a George Carlin tape that was being passed around by his buddies. Scolaro was hooked after just a few minutes. His love of standup was further cemented after seeing Bill Cosby live in Atlantic City. After graduating from college, Scolaro started doing standup. He told his parents that he had a regular job, but it was all a ruse. "What I was really doing was getting fired from all of those jobs and doing comedy every night." Like his hero Carlin, his comedic topics of choice include religion and sex, as well as some self-effacing observations. "I'm fat," he tells a crowd. "I'm not hospital fat. I'm on a new diet. It's called wearing black." Comedy fans may also recognize him as Stuart from the defunct Fox sitcom Stacked with Pamela Anderson, or from spots on Dexter, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Two and a Half Men. 18+; 21+ later shows.
May 11-15, 8 p.m.; May 13-14, 10:30 p.m., 2011
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