Friday, January 17, 2014

Tonight: Rory Scovel at Zanies

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 5:25 AM


Rory Scovel
When: Jan. 17-19
Where: Zanies

Last June, Rory Scovel appeared on stage at Third Man Records — the first stand-up comic to record a full-length album in the esteemed Blue Room — and proved to a sold-out crowd of Jack White gawkers and comedy aficionados one thing: Rory Scovel is a bonafide crazy person. And I say that as the highest praise that one can muster.

Over the course of an hour, Scovel bounded from voice to voice and topic to topic, like a schizophrenic impressionist with ADHD, lampooning his situation with incredible self-awareness and experimental wit. It is a truly strange record, but one that effectively communicates what Scovel is capable of: equal parts total brilliance and complete madness.

This week, Scovel returns to Nashville to perform in the most mainstream venue our city has to offer. The weirdness that situation promises is worth the price of admission alone.

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