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Dean Delray

Daily from Aug. 30-31
7:30 p.m.
Aug. 31
9:45 p.m.
Daily from Sept. 1-2
7 p.m.
Sept. 1
9 p.m.
$16-$23
Comedy

Musicians becoming comedians seems to be a trend these days. Recently, we spoke to Ben Roy, who balances music and standup, and recently performed at the House of Comedy. This week, HOC welcomes Dean Delray, a musician who switched to standup full-time. “Basically, I realized because of illegal downloads my music career was going to be over,” he explains. “The big acts can make their money on touring.” While working at a Harley Davidson dealership, he landed a role in a Quentin Tarantino-produced film (Hell Ride), followed by one in a movie with Ice Cube (The Longshots). The latter featured several comedians who eventually encouraged Delray to try standup. During his set, he talks about being a 52-year-old man who started doing comedy at the age of 44. “I also talk about how people think it’s weird, at my age, that I’ve been single my whole life, that I don’t have a family, and that I don’t have a real job. I think that’s hilarious.” But Delray is living the dream. “Most of my friends are divorced and they tell me, ‘Man, you did it right.’” 16+.