IT'S COMEDY NIGHT AT THE STATE presented by WHEELZ 104.5
Comedians: Dan St. Paul & Mike Armstrong
September 13, 2009
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By: Mike Bacigalupo - State Theatre
Comedians: Dan St. Paul & Mike Armstrong at The State Theater September 19, 2009
COMEDY NIGHT AT THE STATE presented by WHEELZ 104.5 featuring Bob & Tom Comedians: Dan St. Paul & Mike Armstrong
Saturday 09/19/09 7:00 PM Tickets are $18.00
Dan St. Paul
After a seven-year stint of headlining San Francisco clubs in the comedy duo Murphy-St.Paul, Dan launched out on his own with a solo act that was to land him in the finals of the nation's toughest comedy competition, The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.
Soon after, Dan moved to Los Angeles and appeared on several episodes of 'An Evening at the Improv', plus numerous shows on VH-1, MTV, and Comedy Central. Since then, he has opened for such superstars as Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Dwight Yoakum, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill. In a testament to the class of his act, Dan even opened for the San Francisco Symphony ('These guys are great! I knew them back when they were just a garage band.').
He appeared in the movie 'Flubber' with Robin Williams, and signed a recording deal with MCA records. His CD, 'Natural and Good for You' contains one the most requested comedy pieces on radio, 'The First Baseball Game'. He also is the star of his own one-man play, 'Outer Mission, Middle Class - The Comic Diary of an Immigrant's Son'.
The Los Angeles Theater and Entertainment Review said about Dan, 'Combining a sharp, clean wit with an outstanding talent for creating characters, Dan's show appeals to audiences of all ages...what sets Dan apart is that he doesn't just tell jokes, but rather creates a series of comedic events.'
Armed with a Bachelors Degree in Italian from UC Berkeley, a teaching credential from San Francisco State, and a Masters Degree in special education, the majority of Dan's material comes from being a suburban husband and father and dealing with the frustrations of everyday life.
Corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, National Semiconductor, IBM, Intel, Nations Bank, Philips Magnavox, Chevron, Blue Cross, and many, many more. He customizes his material for each client and event.
Dan lives in Foster City, CA with his wife Cara and his son Roy.
Mike Armstrong was
raised by loving parents in the conservative mid-west in a small town near Louisville, Kentucky, Mike Armstrong enjoyed a fairly normal childhood. So, what went wrong?
He's an ex-cop - the kind of cop that most people hope for when they get pulled over. 'I'd stop cars and warn the speeding drivers about the speed traps up ahead.'
'I think that when I quit the police department three other cops lost their jobs. They simply didn't need that many internal affairs officers anymore!' 'I've been married so long, I don't even look both ways when I cross the street.'
Mike and his wife have a small herd of children (five). The kids are clones of their father. They'll say and do just about anything to get attention.
When a teacher asked son Christopher 'is that a lucky rabbits foot?' He responded, 'it was the only thing left in the trap - pretty lucky huh?' When the teacher called Dad to complain about the youngster's behavior, Mike offered his true feelings? 'Shut up! I'm not married to you!'
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