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Comedy: Geoff Tate

By P.F. Wilson · July 13th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

“Some of the things I’m talking about on stage are uncomfortable for me to talk about,” says comedian and Cincinnati native Geoff Tate, “but I do that because I think that’s funny.”

You gotta give the people what they want, as The Kinks once sang. “I always try to do what I would want to see as an audience member,” Tate says. “I don’t want to hear some terrible joke about soccer or any of that shit. I want to know what drives the individual.”

He doesn’t talk much about current events in his stand-up act, but he does have an outlet for that type of humor.

For the past few years Tate has been a contributing writer to Jimmy Dore Live, a hilarious radio program (and podcast) with a strong political and public affairs focus. It airs on public radio in Los Angeles, the city Tate and his wife have called home since April.

They’ve already become quite fond of L.A. “We live 30 minutes from the beach, we have a nice patio and we just love the fact that it’s warm,” he says.

Tate performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas in Montgomery. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. each night with an additional 10:30 p.m. performance Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $8-$12.

Find ticketing and club details here.



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