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Craig Gass 

FRIDAY 8.28

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It’s difficult to put the words “cool” and “celebrity impersonator” in the same sentence, but comedian Craig Gass manages to deserve the combo. Gass impersonates such icons as

Al Pacino, Sam Kinison, Gene Simmons and Christopher Walken with such perfection that’s it’s almost impossible to believe, and does it with a swagger and confidence completely devoid from other impersonators’ acts. It’s easy to see where his ability comes from. Gass learned how to talk as a young child by mimicking television characters, due to the fact that both of his parents and his sister are completely deaf. Gass began pursuing stand-up full-time 16 years ago, and was flying under the radar until 2002, when he landed a role on Law & Order. Since then, he has appeared on several popular TV shows, opened for rock group Alice in Chains, and has become a favorite of shock jock Howard Stern. Gass is definitely on a roll, collecting masses of fans at every stop, and his performance in SLC will certainly draw a large and rowdy crowd.

Craig Gass @ Wiseguys, West Valley City, 2194 W. 3500 South, 801-463- 2909, Aug. 28-29, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. WiseguysComedy.com

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