One-Man Show, "An Evening with Scott Thompson," to be performed Nov. 16

By Kelli Bocock-Natale

Release Date: October 5, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Comedian Scott Thompson, who spent six years as a member of the comedy group The Kids in the Hall, will present his one-man show, "An Evening with Scott Thompson," at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts's Mainstage theater on the North (Amherst) Campus.

His six years as a member of The Kids In The Hall allowed Thompson to bring his outlandish comedic powers to bear in some of the funniest portrayals skit television has ever seen. From his priceless portrayal of gay bar fly Buddy Cole to his glowing parody of the Queen of England, Scott proved that he's anything but your average stand-up comic. The Kids In The Hall, which aired on CBC and CBS after a six-year run on HBO, now appears regularly on Comedy Central.

Thompson was a cast member on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" for three years, and appeared in several TV movies and films. He also joined forces with Paul Bellini to write Buddy Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole, and went on an extensive book reading/signing tour across the United States and Canada. He continues to make outspoken appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and other talk shows.

His one-man show is part of the Center for the Arts' Off Center Series, which is sponsored by UB's undergraduate Student Association. The series media sponsor is WBFO-FM. Some material may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Tickets for Scott Thompson are $21 for the general public and $16 for UB students. Tickets are available from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and at all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's and Movies Plus. To charge tickets call 852-5000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For more information call 645-ARTS.