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Comedy: Cash Levy

By P.F. Wilson · February 2nd, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Over the years you may have seen Cash Levy on any number of TV talk shows. Perhaps you caught him on Comedy Central.

Those controlled doses, however, don’t really capture the comedic sensibilities of his club set. While he has plenty of good jokes, his real love is just interacting with the crowd and improvising. It’s a skill set he developed quite by accident.

Early in his career he got a gig opening for the rock band Starship.

"I'd done all my material and introduced them,” Cash recalls. “But they never came on stage. I stalled for another half-hour, but still no Starship. I had run out of material, so I left the stage and went looking for them.” The band was watching a football game that had gone into overtime and refused to take the stage until it was over. “I had to go back out and make stuff up for another hour."

Levy is currently getting ready to shoot his first one-hour TV special, Unscripted, in March.

Cash Levy performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas in the Festival Market Place, Montgomery. Tickets are $8-$12 and free on Sunday.

Get showtimes and tickets here.



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