Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Entertainment

January 12, 2012

Comedian Keith McGill to perform at Plaza

GLASGOW — Before Keith McGill became a stand-up comic, he worked many jobs, including at a science center where he got to freeze things in nitrogen, burn and blow things up.

He also worked at University of Louisville's School of Medicine where he portrayed a patient suffering from a variety of illnesses.

Twelve years ago he decided comedy was the right career for him and began working as a stand-up comic, something he says he has always wanted to do.

“Everybody who gets on stage wants to be on stage full time,” he said.

McGill first took the stage 20 years ago.

“There was an open mike at the Comedy Caravan in Louisville and you know I just went up there,” he said. “I got three laughs and thought they loved me.”

During the course of his career he has entertained on Royal Caribbean Cruises, appeared on BET and CMT, as well as the “Bob and Tom Show” on radio. He also entertains at corporate events.

The high point of his career he says is “right now.”

“I’m traveling all over. I get to do cruises. It’s terrific stuff,” he said.

While being able to travel all over the world is wonderful, his favorite thing about being a stand-up comic is, “if something happens or somebody does something, I can tell hundreds of people about it,” he said. “It’s just a great way to express your views and express yourself.”

McGill talks about everyday life in his comedy.

“I’m getting older, so I talk about getting older. I’m 47, but I’m already doing old people stuff,” he said.  

He describes his comedy as being clean.

“Nobody has to worry about any dangerous words or anything,” he said. “It’s fun. I don’t pick on people in the audience. I’m not that kind of guy. What I like to think of is I’m the kind of guy you want to sit next to in the meeting. I’m the guy who makes fun of the boss. I’m that kind of guy.”

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