FAIRBANKS — Comedian Louis Katz is bringing his standup act to Fairbanks and North Pole this weekend, just in time for a break from Black Friday sales and maddening hordes of Christmas shoppers.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Katz’s comedy career began at the early age of 9 when as part of a school project he submitted several jokes to “The Tonight Show,” two of which were read on air by Johnny Carson. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he began performing standup throughout the Bay Area and quickly made a name for himself. He is now a professional comedian based in New York who can be seen at clubs and colleges across the country.
Katz has performed at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, the Atlanta “Laffapalooza” Comedy Festival, the Amsterdam “Toomler International” Comedy Festival and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He has appeared on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Jamie Foxx’s “America’s Funniest Comics,” and HBO’s “Down & Dirty w/Jim Norton.” His half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special airs in early 2011, coinciding with the release of his debut comedy album, “If These Balls Could Talk,” on Comedy Central Records.
You can catch Katz along with hosts Jerry Evans and Glenner Anderson tonight at The Blue Loon and Saturday at Kodiak Jacks. Tickets are $12 in advance at Gulliver’s Books and $15 at the door. Both shows begin at 8 p.m.