Right off the bat, comedian Jim Breuer acknowledges the impact a four-season run on Saturday Night Live had on his career. "It was like going to the Harvard or Yale of the entertainment business," says Breuer, an SNL cast member from 1995 to '98. "You learn everything there: how to act, how to write, how to produce, how to direct, how to run a business, how to keep secrets."
But Breuer, who turns 39 on June 21, stops short at calling SNL the biggest and most important opportunity of his career. That came last year, when he took a trip into outer space and became part of the comedy cosmos on Sirius Satellite Radio. Jim Breuer Unleashed is heard weekdays during 4 to 6pm. The comic says signing with the extra-terrestrial radio network was "the best thing I ever did in my life.
"It's the greatest forum anyone can ask for in our business, because it's just so revolutionary," he shouts excitedly during a chat with AC Weekly.
Brewer brings his comedy act (including his "Goat Boy" routine) to House of Blues on Saturday. He'll be backed by the Metalheads, and he admits it's an unusual combination: heavy metal music played behind his comedy shtick. "I'm trying to capture that 1980s heavy metal concert feel, only with comedy," he says.
-- David J. Spatz
Two Alex's, One Dream
This weekend, quench your thirst for a cause. Alex Scott, the Pa. four-year-old who wanted to support the hospital that was treating her for cancer by setting up a lemonade stand in front of her home in 2000, helped start the hugely successful Alex's Lemonade Stand (www.alexslemonade.com), which as of last month has raised over $6 million for pediatric cancer research. Enter Alex Number Two. Margate resident Alex Anderson, 10, will join the family of Scott in the fight against pediatric cancer by hosting his first Alex's Lemonade Stand. Diagnosed with Von Hipple-Lindau, Anderson will support research for the rare cancer under the banner "Two Alex's, One Dream." Cups will be poured Saturday from 10am-6pm at the Margate Firehouse. For more information, or to make a donation in advance, visit www.firstgiving.com/AlexAnderson, or call 569-1060.
-- Julia Gall
Photos By TOM BRIGLIA
LPGA rookie Seon-Hwa Lee, with her trophy, won last week's ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview in Galloway Township.
Q:How was the Classic?
Mays Landing, NJ
A: I think this is a great event. I can't wait to see Annika hit the ball.
Mays Landing, NJ
A: I think this is all great! Great golf and great for the area.
A: I have been coming to the ShopRite LPGA Classic for three years, and I love it!
"This is probably the last stand-up tour you’ll see for a while, toward the end of next year I’m going to start coming out with the band again."
Sedaka and the Globetrotters