The Onion describes comedian Troy Baxley’s style as, among other things, “impish.” It’s a rather odd description for a stand-up comic. “If I show an impish side,” he says, “it’s probably in my crowd interactions. If the devil had a goofy fucker side to him, I’m definitely impish.” Not content to confine his humor to the stand-up stage, Baxley has also been doing punch up work for an animator friend, contributes to Modern Drunkard magazine and has just appeared in the short film I Was a Teenage Hooch Hound. The latter might be shown following his performances at Go Bananas this week.
During those sets, he may talk about a particular subject that’s been bothering him lately. “Kid Rock was so worried about his street-cred, that he and his posse wandered into a Waffle House in Atlanta and beat up a guy. Isn’t it an unwritten rule that if you make more than $8 a year you can’t even go into a Waffle House?” The topic that is still very close to his heart though is the triumph of the “C” student, something our recent elections clearly demonstrate. “George Bush claimed ‘C’ student status,” Baxley notes, “but all that money let him fail upwards.” Troy Baxley performs at Go Bananas in the Festival Market Place, Montgomery, Thursday-Sunday. Showtime is 8 p.m. with extra 10:30 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday. Go here for ticket information and venue details.