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Island grown comic plays at ‘Club Clyde’
The Clyde Theatre will be turning itself into Club Clyde for a few late-night shows this summer, starting with an evening with stand-up comedian and former South Whidbey High School basketball star Brian Moote at 10 p.m. Friday, July 5.
“It stays light so late in the summer,” said Clyde owner Blake Willeford in a news release, “that we thought we could extend ‘Whidbey midnight’ from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. or even midnight a few times during the season.
Moote, who frequently returns home to the family farm in Clinton, has appeared on the USA Network, FX, MTV, Comedy Central and recently taped a stand-up special for Nickelodeon called “Nickmom’s Night Out.” He has his own channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/MooteComedy).
Moote is also a cast member on Seasons 1 and 2 of MTV’s new prank show “Money From Strangers,” and does gigs at top comedy clubs and college campuses around the country.
Moote will bring some special guests from MTV to open for him at Club Clyde. What’s in store for his audience? “I pride myself on having a very conversational style of comedy that utilizes a lot of improvisation, avoids bullying, and is ultimately fun,” he said. “I’m likely to talk a lot about my life currently and growing up on Whidbey.”
The hometown boy will be in the Pacific Northwest for several weeks to perform at local comedy clubs and run his first marathon as a way to raise funds for the Northwest Center for Kids, an organization that provides services for special-needs kids in the Seattle area.
“I really wanted to play the Clyde Theater because it is the first place I ever performed in front of an audience and got them to laugh at something I said. The great part is this time they’ll laugh on purpose, not because I forgot my line in a play – my only line in that play.”
The Moote comedy show will open the Choochokam weekend festivities. Moote will stop by local watering holes before his show, drumming up business, so expect to see him around.
Moote, along with “special guests,” will be at the Club Clyde this Friday,.Tickets are $10 at the door only. Visit www.theclyde.net .