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Man with two first names is listed first on marquee

What to do with an opening comic who keeps stealing the show? Make him the headliner.

Scott Henry sounds very Middle America and, well, he is. Scott is from the Midwest and like a good son (at first) followed in his father’s footsteps and began working as a machinist in a tool and die shop. That was back in 1988.

Scott knew deep down that this wasn’t the life for him even though it made perfect sense for a career in standup comedy.

One day Scott’s boss stopped by the machine he was operating and suggested he go to an open mic night at the nearby comedy club. That’s funny because you get the idea his boss was dropping very strong hints to NOT become a machinist like his father. Either that or was going to fire him, I don’t know.

The great news is that Scott did very well at that open mic night and became hooked. Comedy sometimes is like a drug, and to fed that monkey have to keep going back. A year later he left Milwaukee for good and pursued his career developing into a fine standup comedian.

Since then Scott’s done several different shows for Comedy Central, “The King Of Queens,” “Chelsea Lately” and “Sports Soup.” And he recently shot a pilot for a web series called “Dusty Peacock.” Scott also is a voice-over actor who has voiced almost 100 commercials for companies like Net-Flix, Michelob, Toyota and many more. He’s also traveled to 50 different countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq entertaining our military troops with the USO and “Comics On Duty” In addition, I’ve had the pleasure of performing for numerous associations and Fortune 500 companies including Toyota, 3M and Buick.

In addition to Scott, I’ll be working with Darryl Lenox, and I’m stoked because the his Tahoe debut had to be three or four years ago.

He made quite an impact. His humor is extremely insightful, incisive and pushed to the edge commenting on the absurdity of everyday life. Secondly, he does a killer Morgan Freeman impression. I’ve had other comics listen to the radio liners he does as Freeman and even they are blown away.

Like so many comics Darryl hadn’t planned on a life of standup but it just happened. After a friend challenged him to stop talking and start living, he entered an open mic competition in Seattle and the rest is history.

Lenox embraced his gift, fought hard and people began to talk. Seizing every opportunity, Darryl won more and more stage time throughout the Northwest and revealed the beginnings of a world-class standup career. Before long he had earned a well-deserved place in the world of professional standup comedy by capitalizing on his keen sense of observation and uncanny knack for energizing an audience.

Darryl tours the globe, entertaining at world-renowned comedy festivals like HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Lenox has built up an impressive list of accomplishments including appearances on A&E’s “Evening at the Improv,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Jamie Foxx’s “Laffa Pallooza,” BET’s “Comic View,” and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. He has garnered awards including first place in Seattle’s Comedy Competition and the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Best New Play Award.

Bbottom line: Darryl ended up in the perfect profession. If laughter and aching sides are any indication of how good comedy is supposed to be than Darryl Lenox is the comic to see. I just hope it doesn’t take another three or four years to have him return to Tahoe.


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