Fri., Oct. 15, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., Sat., Oct. 16, 7 & 9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. 2010
While no one can do a better caricaturized impression of Joe Pesci than Joe Pesci himself, comedian Jim Breuer’s came in at a close second. The same can be said for hard-rock legends like AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford … the list goes on. Anyone who watched SNL in the late ’90s knows that. Since leaving Loren Michaels’ sketch-comedy stable in 1998, Breuer has bided his time, delivering one-liners as a pop-culture pundit on VH1, brewing up his bon mots on a spattering of other TV, film and radio mediums and, of course, taking his heavy-metal-heavy standup act on the road. This year, Breuer published his memoir I’m Not High, detailing his travels, trials, tribulations and “crazy stories about life as a Goat Boy, a dad and a spiritual warrior.” With any luck it’ll be today’s answer to Bob Woodward’s Wired. While he’s still yet to appear in a project as generation-defining as Half Baked, Breuer is still funny as fuck and can still deliver a live imitative performance that’s almost as funny as an actual Judas Priest concert. In addition to a book signing at Davis-Kidd, Breuer will grace Zanies with a three-night, five-show run. Funnyman and Nashville native, Keith Alberstadt, opens (the stand-up show, not the book signing).