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Ben Roy is a punk rock comedian who's got a boiling point that's just shy of most folks' simmer -- and he wants you to know it too. His website is one clear indicator: BenRoyyellsalot.com. He's high-energy that is as directed as it is at times erratic. And yes, he does indeed yell a lot, but it's not without reason and it's certainly not a shtick. Roy is an intelligent man with a foul mouth, so if you're the type who's easily offended and don't appreciate your ideas being challenged then this is not the show for you.
Roy will be in town for two nights at the Dubliner but is also headlining for the Too Hip Showcase at Foam on March 6th and will be at Brennan's March 7th. And no, it's not often a comic will hit three venues in St. Louis -- or any city for that matter.
Ben Roy is always on point. He's sarcastic and cynical and funny as hell. He's a tickin' time bomb. As the Colorado Daily stated (and I think they sum it up best), Ben Roy is "Denver's next fame whore." We in St. Louis have the opportunity to catch him while his fuse is still lit.