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The tunes he plays on his grandpa’s guitar are pretty much the only straight part of Kevin J. Thornton’s frank and funny 60-minute act, which, despite the billing, is more storytelling than standup.

Think of him as a dirtier David Sedaris, with an awesome voice to boot.

The twinkly-eyed Indiana native shares — sometimes explicitly — tales of his Baptist upbringing and sexual coming-of-age, including his gleeful discovery of male strippers on the old TV show Real People at the age of six, and a teenage dalliance involving Vaseline and a legless mannequin.

And just to balance out all the dick jokes, he also touches on Christianity, the U.S. election, the cost of AIDS care, and other more serious concerns associated with being a gay man in 21st-century America.

— Carolin Vesely

 

From the Fringe program:

Thornton is a comedian and musician who has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and is a New Faces Winner at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. He was also a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley recently.

Pretty classy credits for a guy who's made a career of juvenile dick jokes.

Part stand-up. Part concert. Fully badass.

 

http://www.kevinjthornton.com/home.cfm

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe performers

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

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