Julia Sweeney Will Film Her “Older & Wider” Comedy Show on April 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Spokane at The Fox
BY ALISON HIGHBERGER
Tickets go on Sale Tomorrow—Plus
500 Free Tickets Available for Each Show on Sweeney’s Website
SPOKANE –JANUARY 23, 2020…Spokane’s own actress/comedienne, Julia Sweeney, best known for having been a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) in the early ‘90s where she popularized her most famous character, “Pat,” is returning home to film a comedy special of her show, “Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider.”
The filming will take place at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved seat tickets ($25) go on sale tomorrow--Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m.--at www.foxtheaterspokane.org, at the box office at 1001 W. Sprague Avenue, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or at (509) 624-1200.
Sweeney is offering 500 free general admission tickets to people who visit her website and provide their name and email address. Each person may reserve up to four tickets for one of the shows. (www.juliasweeney.com)
Sweeney was in Spokane in September 2018 to perform “Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider.” The show was her first time trying stand-up comedy after creating several successful comedic biographical one-person shows after she left SNL, including
“God Said Ha!,” “Letting Go of God,” and “In the Family Way.”
“Older & Wider” had successful runs in Chicago and Los Angeles, and played in New York City.
“My show is observational humor and strewn with funny stories from my life. I’m older, yes, and a wee bit wider, but I think you’ll laugh and have a good time. I had a great time in Spokane in September 2018 doing the show, and I wanted to come back home to the beautiful Fox Theater to film it!” Julia said.
“Filming the show means that we may have a few stops and starts as the show progresses. But, all in all, the filming won’t be a huge inconvenience. The 75-minute show will take less than two hours to film. It’s a special thing to be in the audience for filming—you get to see how the sausage is made,” Julia said.
Sweeney has appeared in many television shows and films, and is currently on three TV series: “Shrill” on Hulu (where she plays Aidy Bryant’s mother), “Work in Progress” on Showtime (where she is executive produces and plays a version of herself), and “American Gods” on Starz (her character will be featured throughout the third season, and will debut in the fall of 2020).