Comedian Jim Breuer to Perform Oct. 24 in CFA

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 1, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present comedian Jim Breuer on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Breuer has established himself as one of the most outrageous comedians in the U.S. through his incredible stand-up performances, charismatic stage antics and impressions, various television appearances, movie roles and his Sirius Satellite Radio show.

In 1995, Jim joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live," becoming best known for his original character "Goat Boy" and his impression of actor Joe Pesci, resulting in the recurring "Joe Pesci Show" sketch. In 1998, after a four-year stint on "SNL," Jim starred in the movie "Half Baked," alongside of comedian Dave Chappelle. That summer, MTV also invited the comedian to be a host on the popular show "MTV's Beach House."

Additional appearances include numerous stints on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," as well as roles in several movies, such as "Dick" (1999) and "Once in the Life" (2000), and in 2006, he appeared in Artie Lange's movie "Beer League."

His most recent Comedy Central special "Let's Clear the Air" premiered in July 2009.

Breuer pioneered the "heavy-metal comedy" revolution, combining his love of hard rock with comedy. In July 2007, word of Breuer's uncanny impression of AC/DC's Brian Johnson led Johnson to personally request that Breuer sing with him live onstage during a John Entwistle Foundation benefit concert in New York City.

Breuer also shows his fans a softer side with his "Family Man" show, where he brings hilarious anecdotes about being a family man to life through stage antics and impressions.

In 2004, Breuer began his career at Sirius Satellite Radio as the host of his own show. "Fridays with Breuer" airs every Friday from 4-6 p.m. on channel 104.

Tickets for Jim Breuer are $30.50 general admission and $25.50 for students (any school). Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster locations, including To charge tickets call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information call 716-645-2787. Students (of any school) must present valid student ID at the Center for the Arts Box Office to receive discount.