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Contributed Photo by Phil Provencio / Jim Breuer

Comedian Jim Breuer has a simple explanation for why he's had to extend his "Live and Let Laugh" tour and why people should come out and see it at the Walker Theatre on March 7.

"I'm crushing it. I'm killing. Every night."

He also said that for folks who only know him for his bits on "Saturday Night Live," where he was a cast member from 1995-1998, or his starring role in "Half Baked," his stand-up show is where he shines. He says that several people have seen this particular show seven or eight times — in part, because no two shows are alike, but also because he delivers laughs.

"I think my fan base trusts everything I'm putting out there. I'm not political. I give you a solid hour and a half of good-feeling, belly-laughing, crush-the-temple solid comedy. I deliver every night everywhere I go.

If you go

› What: Jim Breuer’s “Live and Let Laugh” Tour

› Where: Walker Theatre inside Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.

› Admission: $35 and $45

› For more information: 423-757-5580

More comedy shows in town

› Where: The Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St.

› When: 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 8; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. March 6-7

› Admission: $11 Thursday and Sunday, $16 Friday-Saturday

› For more information: 423-629-2233

Jason Cheny, winner of the 2017 World Series of Comedy, is the Comedy Catch headliner.

› Where: SkyZoo, 5709 Lee Highway

› When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7

› Admission: Free

› For more information: www.eventbrite.com

Chris Hopkins hosts a night of stand-up comedy featuring Bridgette Martin and special guest Kyle Miner of Montgomery, Alabama.

› Where: SkyZoo, 5709 Lee Highway

› When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11

› Admission: $20 general admission, $50 VIP

› For more information: www.eventbrite.com

Whether you’re a professional wrestling fan or not, you don’t want to miss WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley live onstage at SkyZoo.

 

"And every show is a little different. Stand-up has always been my greatest strength. A lot of teenagers are coming and people are bringing their families. I'm not vulgar, but I'm not Disney either."

For Breuer, the idea is to make people laugh, and perhaps leave the outside world .... well, outside.

"It's like hanging out in the backyard with friends and family."

He said he doesn't feel like it is his place in the world to tell people how they should feel about a topic.

"When I go out there, I am very aware that my opinion is not to be forced on anyone else. I'm not smarter than anyone, but we all get it from the same place."

If you go

* What: Jim Breuer’s “Live and Let Laugh” Tour

* Where: Walker Theatre inside Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.

* Admission: $35 and $45

* For more information: 423-757-5580

Plus, talking politics just makes people uptight and angry. Laughing is better, in his opinion.

When Breuer does want to express an opinion, or just talk, he does so on "The Jim Breuer Podcast."

"I love it. You get to know me a little more. I feel when people get to know you a little more, they become more comfortable. When people say, 'I love your podcast,' I already know they are someone I'd like to hang out with."

He said doing the podcast does provide him with some comedic material, but it has also provided a different outlet for his creative self.

"Now I want to up the ante. Start having a little more fun with it. Start filming it."

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.

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