When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201
Information: funnybonecentral.com/venues/omaha or 402-493-8036
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Comedian Kevin Nealon is no stranger to Omaha.
He actually came up with the ever-popular Hans and Franz “Saturday Night Live” sketch in Des Moines or Omaha while on tour with Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey back in the late '80s. Now he's back, fresh off another series of dates with Miller and Carvey. We talk to him about his new standup show, raising children and getting older.
Q: Your birthday is coming up. You're about to turn 60 in a few days.
A: What, how'd that happen?
Q: I was surprised when I read that — you don't look 60.
A: I'm rotting on the inside probably though.
Q: You've had your first child. How does that affect your comedy?
A: It gives you a different outlook on life. You see things through a different lens when you have a child. You're not as apt to get in fights in bars. But material-wise, I don't talk a lot about being a father just because I want more people to relate to me, people who don't have kids.
Q: People must expect you to be this crazy guy on stage. Are people surprised when they see you?
A: I have heard before where someone was disappointed that I wasn't like that Doug Wilson character (on “Weeds”) and more of a blue act. The thing is when I started doing standup, you had to have a clean act because that's how you got on television. There weren't all these cable shows. Also, I didn't want to have that kind of act in case my family came to see me or my kid one day.
Q: You play that role so well, it's hard not to associate that with you.
A: I think there's a part of me that might be my alter ago, like the carefree, do-what-he-wants kind of guy because I've been so restrained most of my life, going to Catholic school and being the good son and the good husband. It's a fun escape route for me sometimes to lead that life.
Q: What do you find yourself focusing on with your comedy?