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Comedy: Steve Byrne

By PF Wilson · March 8th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

How does a comedian top an acclaimed special? He tries to make the next one even better and the one after that better still. That’s where Steve Byrne finds himself in 2010.

This summer Comedy Central will air The Byrne Identity, his second hour for that network. He’s spending the rest of this year working out material for special No. 3.

“It’s been great,” he says.

“It’s definitely the best work I’ve ever done and I can’t wait to get it out there. I feel like I’m sitting on a time bomb.”

Byrne strives to keep his comedy timeless, so he’s not much for current events or trends. The Tiger Woods scandal got his attention though. “I started going off on how if you’re of mixed race, people need to identify you,” says the half-Korean Byrne. “They choose a side and usually it’s what ever messes with the whitey. Tiger Woods is half black and Asian, but people will say he’s a black golfer. I’ve never heard people say he’s an Asian golfer. As of a few months ago, he’s definitely an Asian driver.”

Byrne performs at Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $14-$16. Get showtimes, tickets and event details here.



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