Well, favorite comedian from Maine. But, you know, who cares? Maine is awesome! And so is Bob Marley!
Yep, you can catch him at Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 24th. So, if you missed him back in January, you have no excuse now. Get your tickets HERE before they’re gone!
But, you’re probably thinking, why would someone ever want to use Bob Marley as a stage name? Well, I think it’s because it sounds way better than Robert Cochrane Marley, Jr. I mean, I’m going out on a limb here with my guess that if you called him by his full name, he wouldn’t respond.
But, by all means, give it a try and see what happens. I’ll bring the popcorn.
Anyways, chances are that you think of a fantastic artist when anyone mentions Bob Marley. Songs like “No Woman No Cry” or “I Shot the Sheriff” probably jump to the forefront of your mind.
Rarely does a comedian from Portland, Maine register first. Even on a Google search. He spoke about that with us not too long ago, which you can read HERE.
Good thing comedian Bob Marley’s such a good sport about it. Knowing him, he probably looks forward to the confusion at his shows. Especially those who haven’t figured out that the reggae legend died back in 1981.
You know there’s people like that who exist out there. They’re probably the same people who believe Elvis and Tupac faked their own deaths to exit the music industry.
Anyways, back to the very much alive (and very white) Bob Marley.
With 15 years tucked under his belt, he continues to become one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. Because, while jokesters all over the world love to mock New England, not many have an insider’s look.
Not to mention, New Englanders aren’t exactly funny people. Blame the harsh winters for warping our collective sense of humor. Bob Marley just happened to capitalize on it in the most wonderful way possible.
Marley makes New England “inside jokes” funny even to those who’s only experience with snow is through a Google search. His routines require a ton of expression and enthusiasm to pull off, so it’s like watching a one-man show. And he does them beautifully.
Also, it’s impossible not to lose it over his insane energy he brings to the stage every night.
It’s not like New England will ever run out of material for him to use. We’re a special brand of strange that everyone, including us, find absolutely hilarious.
Here’s my favorite sketch of his about the pains of a spouse getting caught in the snow. Raise your hand if you can relate to every word he’s saying.
And that sharp and expressive humor landed him on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.
Now, it’s your chance to see it for yourself at Foxwoods.
But, if you’re hoping to nab some free tickets, be sure to follow CTBoom on Twitter. That’s all I gotta say about that for now…