Improv brings in pair of headliners: Scott Record and Carrie Snow |

Improv brings in pair of headliners: Scott Record and Carrie Snow

Howie Nave
Scott Record (Improv through Sunday) delivers punch lines and left hooks, as Improv host Howie Nave is about to learn. Next time, Howie, pay attention to Budd Friedman's instructions and turn off your cellphone when the show starts.

Scott Record is a versatile comedian blending elements of music, singing, voice impressions complete with costume changes.

When Scott first started out it was a much simpler act. He was doing clubs and any other hole-in-the wall place he could get booked at until he got a slot performing at the legendary Dangerfield’s Comedy Club in New York City. Turns out Rodney took a liking to Scott and asked if he wanted to tour with him!

For the next three years Dangerfield used him as his opening act playing some of the most prestigious venues on the road. That opened more doors for him which lead to opening up for superstars that included Ann-Margaret, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Julio Iglesias, Perry Como, Tony Bennett, The Gatlin Brothers, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Huey Lewis and the News, Celine Dion, Cher and Clint Black.

Scott has several CDs including “Record On CD,” which include his musical numbers and some of my favorites such as his signature piece, “New York, New York” the Frank Sinatra classic but performed as if it were a an old record in a jukebox complete with skips. It’s pretty funny seeing and hearing him perform that one live.’

Ask any comic who’s been on the scene for a while about comedian Carrie Snow and the first thing they’ll say is, “7000 Sailors Can’t Be Wrong.”

I know at first that sounds like bragging rights but in fact was the name of her one-woman show that was also on her business cards as well.

I met Carrie when she was fast becoming part of the San Francisco comedy scene. Comics to this day love her still as she is not only great as a standup but a brilliant writer, too. Her first big break came as a writer for fellow comedienne Rosanne Barr.

Carrie takes her time with the joke, be it a quick punch to the gut or as a story with a funny conclusion which are my favorites. I love her observations and take on life coming up with some very astute lines.

One of my favorite sayings from her is this: “Having a male gynecologist is like going to an auto mechanic who doesn’t own a car.”

It’s great having both Carrie and Scott together.

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