The laughs must go on.
The Keystone Light Friends of The Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour comes to the State Theatre in Modesto for two shows Saturday despite the sudden death of one of its headliners, Tim Wilson. The comic died of a heart attack in late February. Fellow comic Auggie Smith will fill his space in the lineup.
The popular touring show features “The Bob & Tom Show” regular Chick McGee, as well as featured comedians Mike Armstrong and Dave Dyer.
After Wilson’s death Feb. 26 at age 52, Tom Griswold called the comic, who was known for his humorous use of country music, “a brother to all of us at ‘The Bob & Tom Show.’ ”
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“He had a comedic voice like no other. He will be terribly missed,” said Griswold, one half of the radio show’s hosting team.
The perpetually touring Friends of The Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour showcases performers who regularly appear on the long-running hit syndicated radio show. The tour, now in its ninth year, has played more than 400 shows.
The Modesto tour stop, which is sponsored by 104.1 FM The Hawk, added a second show because of popular demand.
McGee, who joined “The Bob & Tom Show” in 1986, serves as the tour host. Joining him will be Smith, whose credits include appearances on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham”; Dyer, who was a contributing writer for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”; and Armstrong, who was a cop before becoming a comedian.
The show is recommended for those 18 years and older due to adult content. A $1 donation to the American Red Cross will be made for every ticket purchased.