Forty years into his stand-up career, there’s still no one like Emo Philips. His childlike, singsong falsetto vocal patterns marked him immediately as something utterly different from the “airplane food is so bad” style of many of his ’80s peers, and helped make him an unlikely success story in the Reagan years, releasing a couple of albums on major labels and landing roles on Miami Vice and in Weird Al Yankovic’s movie UHF. Later, his voice work made him invaluable to animated shows including Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist and Space Ghost Coast to Coast, but he never stopped performing stand-up. This is his first-ever stop in Spokane.
Sat, Oct. 8, at 7:30 and 10:30 pm • $20 • Spokane Comedy Club • 315 W. Sprague • spokanecomedyclub.com • 318-9998
— Dan Nailen