Richard Bowen Tells 100 Jokes

Richard says: One day in fourth grade, I realized that I could bullshit my way through school. That freed up a lot of mental capacity to focus on being funny. Four years later, I received the highest honor of my comedy career so far: I was voted the 1999 North Pole Alaska Middle School Class Clown.

Just a month or two later, Ivan Rodriguez did a 5 minute stand-up set at the school's Talent Show. I thought about doing it but I chickened out. He brought the house down. I enjoyed his act until I realized that it could have been me. That was the first time I can remember feeling regret.

At the end of that school year, my parents divorced, and I switched schools. Over the course of the next 14 years that tiny little seed of regret flourished and festered and forced me to the edges of my own sanity. I traveled the states, I worked shitty jobs, I destroyed relationships, and I rode my skateboard a bunch.

All the while I tried to convince myself that I wanted to be a builder or an artist or a housekeeper, but none of it stuck.

Finally one cold night in January I decided to take to the stage and try my hand, or like my voice or whatever, at Stand-Up Comedy.

Now I am happy to toil in obscurity as long as I've got a joke to tell and someone to listen.

VT-favorite Richard Bowen is back. Can he tell 100 jokes in 30 minutes?



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ABOUT THE SHOW

The absurdly likable and endlessly clever Richard Bowen has been traveling the country for the past five months - now he returns to Vermont with a punchline-packed half hour.

We put his joke-telling skills to the test, asking the important question: Can Richard Bowen tell 100 jokes in 30 minutes? Join us to find out!


SHOW: Thurs, May 25th
TICKETS: $5 (plus taxes & fees)

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ABOUT THE COMEDIAN

Richard says: One day in fourth grade, I realized that I could BS my way through school. That freed up a lot of mental capacity to focus on being funny. Four years later, I received the highest honor of my comedy career so far: I was voted the 1999 North Pole Alaska Middle School Class Clown.

Just a month or two later, Ivan Rodriguez did a 5 minute stand-up set at the school's Talent Show. I thought about doing it but I chickened out. He brought the house down. I enjoyed his act until I realized that it could have been me. That was the first time I can remember feeling regret.

At the end of that school year, my parents divorced, and I switched schools. Over the course of the next 14 years that tiny little seed of regret flourished and festered and forced me to the edges of my own sanity. I traveled the states, I worked shitty jobs, I destroyed relationships, and I rode my skateboard a bunch.

All the while I tried to convince myself that I wanted to be a builder or an artist or a housekeeper, but none of it stuck.

Finally one cold night in January I decided to take to the stage and try my hand, or like my voice or whatever, at Stand-Up Comedy.

Now I am happy to toil in obscurity as long as I've got a joke to tell and someone to listen.


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Richard says: One day in fourth grade, I realized that I could bullshit my way through school. That freed up a lot of mental capacity to focus on being funny. Four years later, I received the highest honor of my comedy career so far: I was voted the 1999 North Pole Alaska Middle School Class Clown.

Just a month or two later, Ivan Rodriguez did a 5 minute stand-up set at the school's Talent Show. I thought about doing it but I chickened out. He brought the house down. I enjoyed his act until I realized that it could have been me. That was the first time I can remember feeling regret.

At the end of that school year, my parents divorced, and I switched schools. Over the course of the next 14 years that tiny little seed of regret flourished and festered and forced me to the edges of my own sanity. I traveled the states, I worked shitty jobs, I destroyed relationships, and I rode my skateboard a bunch.

All the while I tried to convince myself that I wanted to be a builder or an artist or a housekeeper, but none of it stuck.

Finally one cold night in January I decided to take to the stage and try my hand, or like my voice or whatever, at Stand-Up Comedy.

Now I am happy to toil in obscurity as long as I've got a joke to tell and someone to listen.