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Max Does Stand-Up … Until He’s Told to Sit Down

A gig to remember

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Nov 26, 2010


Craig Shoemaker deservedly was named “Comedian of the Year” by the American Comedy Awards on ABC because he’s wet-your-pants funny (your pants, not his). This versatile comic and film actor does everything from topical humor to dead-on impersonations (notably, Don Knotts playing Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show) to his screamingly funny trademark “Lovemaster” routine (“stand back or I might poke your eye out”). His half-hour Comedy Central special has been voted by viewers as one of the network’s “Top 20” stand-up specials of all time. His tours around the country have included stops at several L.A.-area casinos, including the Bike, Commerce, and Crystal Park (where he spotted Tom McEvoy’s infamous pigs-on-motorcycles tie and based half of his act on it). His most recent casino gig was at the Hustler Casino, where my sweetie and I watched his show for the fifth time. Unfortunately, he was a little hard ...

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