Funny folks to turn up at Steve’s Guitars tonight |

Funny folks to turn up at Steve’s Guitars tonight

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” Using his trademark multimedia approach to comedy and monologue, Aspen Times columnist Barry Smith examines his relationship with all his stuff in his upcoming show, “Barry Smith’s Baby Book: A Comedy For Grown-Ups,” which he will present Friday, May 9, at Steve’s Guitars.

“Not stuff in the new-agey, metaphysical sense. No, it’s about stuff. You know, stuff. And, it’s a comedy. With pictures,” Smith explained to Steve’s owner Steve Standiford.

Smith originally presented the show a few months ago under the title “CLICK!” A piece in progress, he used audience response and feedback to refine the presentation.

“As with my previous shows I’ll have a screen and a projector on hand, so there’ll be lots and lots of pictures and videos and stuff to look at while I talk,” Smith said.

Smith writes the column “Irrelativity” that appears weekly in The Aspen Times and also makes short films, plays a bit of guitar, doodles and writes poetry.

His first solo comedy piece, “Jesus in Montana: Adventures in a Doomsday Cult,” won the Outstanding Solo Show Award at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival and Best of Fest at the 2007 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. He has sold out shows across Canada and the U.S.

His second show, “American Squatter,” won the Critic’s Choice Award at the 2007 Vancouver Fringe Festival and was a nominee for Best Play at the 2007 Montreal Fringe Fest.

Smith will perform “American Squatter” at the Orlando Fringe Festival starting May 16, and “Baby Book” at the Montreal Fringe Festival starting June 13. He’ll continue across Canada all summer long performing shows in eight consecutive cities. Check out his summer schedule at

He will perform the final script reading of “Baby Book” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, with an opening set of comedy by Beth Brandon, fresh back from her comedy yoga intensive in Chicago.

Admission is $10 at the door. Call Steve’s Guitars at 963-3304 to reserve a seat.

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