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July 18, 2019

The Sklar Brothers Bring Their Brand of Comedy to the Bankhead

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00 am

The Sklar Brothers, real-life identical twins Randy and Jason, are a post-modern take on the stand-up comedy duo. They are perhaps best known for their sports-themed show “Cheap Seats,” which became a cult hit on ESPN Classic and ran for 77 episodes, as well as for their sports/comedy podcast “Sklarbro Country.”

They will perform on July 13, 8 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Although throughout their career they have played off their life as twins, using it as source material in their work as comics, writers, directors and actors, they have never needed to use it as a crutch. Instead, as The New York Times said, “They work as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often an echo.”

The Sklar Brothers have released six comedy albums, two Comedy Central Half Hour Presents specials, and currently have one hour stand-up specials, “What Are We Talking About” on Netflix and “Hipster Ghosts” on the Starz Network. Their podcasts include “View from the Cheap Seats” and more recently, “Dumb People Town” with cohost Dan Van Kirk. They have appeared on a wide variety of shows including “Entourage,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Those Who Can’t.”

Both Randy and Jason are husbands and fathers and bring that perspective, as well as their view of the intricacies of life in Los Angeles, to their shows which remain enduringly upbeat and entertaining. Tickets for The Sklar Brothers’ single appearance at the Bankhead on July 13 start at just $25.

The Bankhead Theater is located at 2400 First Street n downtown Livermore. Tickets are available at the box office, online at www.lvpac.org or by calling 373-6800.

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