Dwight Slade, Thurs. May 21st - Sun. May 24th
Despite his impossibly youthful appearance, Dwight Slade is a comedy veteran of twenty years. He began his stand-up career at the age of 13 when he and a childhood friend, Bill Hicks, formed a comedy team to amuse their peers in Houston, Texas. A year later, the duo had an eight-by-ten promotional photo, ambition, and an agent. Often times the young performers were asked to wait outside of nightclubs due to their underage status. After circulating in Houston's open-mike scene, the friends separated when Slade's family relocated to Portland, Oregon.
However, the move didn't hinder Slade from pursuing comedy. After a year in college, Slade reunited with Hicks in Los Angeles in the early '80s. At the age of 18, he became one of the youngest comics to ever perform at the world famous Comedy Store.
While in Oregon, he opened shows for Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld and toured with the legendary guitar hero, Jeff Beck, as his warm-up act. He also released two comedy CDs on the Humor Ink label and Slade's acting ambitions were fulfilled when he made his big screen debut in the Showtime movie "Inconceivable." This led to a co-starring role in the dramatic independent film "My Way Home."
Most recently, Slade has graduated to the comedy elite with a blowout appearance on Comedy Central's Premium Blend as well as victories at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Just-For-Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was also a winner at the 2001 Seattle International Stand-Up Competition. With his likeable demeanor, goofy grin and wicked observations, Dwight Slade is poised for the next phase of his career, reporting from the trenches of everyday life.