Bob Marley: Comic takes light-hearted path to laughs

January 24, 2019

Don’t expect comedian Bob Marley to get into politics in his set, or mean-spirited and angry material either when he performs at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2.

Instead, the veteran comic takes a much lighter approach to getting laughs. “I’m dry, sarcastic, Irish Catholic. I talk about my family and living in New England,” Marley recently told rutlandherald.com. “That’s kind of the wheelhouse I’m in. Mean stuff doesn’t work for me.”

The Maine native, who got his stand-up start 16 years ago in his Portland hometown before relocating to Boston, challenges himself by constantly changing up his set to keep the material fresh. “It’s hard, but it’s not hard if you know yourself,” he said. “I know my point of view, I know my voice, I know what works for me, I know what doesn’t.

“That’s what takes a long time to develop,” he added. “In the last eight to 10 years I (found my) voice and I know who I am and the audience really trusts me at this point. I’m finally there.”

Foxwoods’ Fox Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, 8 p.m. $58.50-$33.50. 800-200-2882

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