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Comedian Jim Breuer to Entertain at Moravian College

Former SNL cast member brings his stand-up act to Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pa., February 15, 2010—Comedian Jim Breuer will be performing at Moravian College on Friday, March 19, at 8 p.m., in Johnston Hall. Breuer is a stand-up comedian, actor, and radio host who is most known for his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for starring in the 1998 cult "stoner comedy" Half-Baked, alongside Dave Chappelle.

A native of Long Island, New York, Breuer got his start working in comedy clubs around the country before deciding to concentrate his talents on the New York club circuit. Shortly after his return to New York, he enjoyed a stint on the nationally syndicated "Uptown Comedy Club," where he remained for two seasons. Breuer earned fame on SNL starting in 1995 for his uncanny impersonation of Joe Pesci and as the creator of such characters as "Goat Boy." Breuer also had his own show on MTV titled "The Jim Breuer Show" and appeared in an episode of Home Improvement and segments of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

In addition to his starring role in Half-Baked, he appeared in several other movies, such as Dick and Once in the Life.  In 2004, he began his career at Sirius Satellite Radio as the host of his own show “Breuer Unleashed.”  Along with co-hosts, comedian Pete Correale, Larry Schneidmuller and Jimmy “Shaka,” he took listeners through a wide array of topics and featured various celebrity guest stars.  In 2006, he was named as the new host of VH1’s popular show “Web Junk 20,” where he guided viewers through the top 20 viral clips of the week.

Breuer pioneered the “heavy-metal comedy” revolution, combining his love of rock ‘n’ roll with comedy.  Backed by a full band, his routines include impressions of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson doing “The Hokey Pokey” and Metallica singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” His “Heavy Metal Man” comedy tours also feature a mix of routines that have become cult favorites, such as "The Wizard," "Coming Home at 4 a.m." and "Party in the Stomach."  This revolutionary style of stand-up comedy secured Breuer a spot on Comedy Central’s list of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”  Following his hour special on Comedy Central, he was invited to be a special guest host on “MTV Icon: Metallica,” VH1’s “Rock Honors” and Comedy Central’s “Roast of Denis Leary.” Throughout the years, Breuer has also supported various charities through his comedy, including the Chris Farley Foundation, VH1 MusiCares, his local police and fire departments and more.

Tickets for this show are on sale now and can be purchased at the Moravian College Bookstore or http://moravian.musictoday.com. Tickets are $15 for the public.  Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show.  This event is sponsored by IMPACT. For info on Jim Breuer visit: http://www.jimbreuer.com/

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.