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Comedian Keith Lyle going from Kuwait to Kennewick
Following a week long tour entertaining the troops, the comic featured in “The Hangover” coming to the Tri Cities June 22nd and 23rd
Back in February, Lyle had the most online votes in the Improv Comedy Club's prestigious “Up Yours” contest. Earlier this month, he broke off his tour of comedy clubs to make his first trip overseas to entertain the troops in Kuwait. “It was an honor and a privilege to trey and bring some humor to our hard working heroes,” said Lyle. “I found it to be an experience like no other. I'm proud to do my part.”
Lyle is looking forward to visiting the Tri Cities. “I've heard so many great things from my comedy friends about the area and Didley's venue. I'm excited to see what everyone is talking about”.
The Kennewick experience will be a far cry from his recent adventure in the Middle East. “It starts when you get off the plane in the airport,” Lyle commented. “I was scared. All I saw were ninjas. Dressed head to toe in black and all you could see were eyes. Turns out, that's how they dress their women. And some of their public toilets don't have commodes. You literally have to 'cop a squat'.”
Adding to Lyle's whirlwind year is the release of the documentary film “Finding the Funny” (http://www.findingthefunnymovie.com). The movie is a debate on the controversial subject of whether being funny is natural or can be taught. Lyle is featured throughout the film. “I love documentaries, and this subject is close to my heart. You don't have to be a big comedy fan to like this film,” said Lyle. “John Bizarre did a great job directing.”
Lyle is coming to Jack Didley's (http://www.jackdidleys.com) on June 22nd and 23rd. Headlining will be World Champion Juggler Ivan Pecel. Showtime is 8:30 with a ticket price an affordable $7.