BELFAST — Belfast Creative Coalition member Mike Hurley wants people in Belfast to have a lot of fun this summer. He is one of the organizers behind The Colonial Theatre's Summer Fun Fest, eight evenings of comedy and movies over the course of the summer.
Coming up Saturday, July 13, at 9 p.m., a trio of stand up comedians, headlined by Boston native Rob Steen, will take the stage. Steen is a high-energy performer who has been featured on several TV shows, including The Late Show with Dave Letterman, where he is a frequent guest. Spending the past 21 years as an entertainer, Steen is great at working the crowd and making every show different with his fast-paced delivery, quick wit and unique style of crowd participation. The Boston Globe has said: " Rob's act is fresh and always different. He has a gift for working the crowd into his act and taking them on a ride into his off beat world."
"Rob has worked in Maine over a number of years," said Hurley. "And the stand up comedians he brings are really funny. I remember one time Rob got up on stage and said, 'I just drove over here on Route 3 from Augusta. You know, I understand people in Maine like to have stuff, I just don't get why you have to have it all in your front yard.'"
Hurley said they are bringing more than funny movies in to Belfast to expand the use of Colonial Theatre's performance space. "We just like to mix it up and give people something fresh. We recently got a beer and wine license, and that goes well with all the things we're doing in the Summer Fun Fest."
Next weekend the Colonial Theatre is screening cult favorite The Big Lebowski and is encouraging movie goers to dress the movie's theme.
To find out more about Rob Steen & Co. and see clips of him on Letterman, visit his website www.robsteen.com
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