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Support from: Russ T. Nutz, McDowell Peter, Macon Clark Blaine Perry
Cover: $20 ADV // $25 DOS
Show: 9:30PM (9PM Doors)
Fans of NBC’s The Office best know Creed Bratton as the disturbingly hilarious, popular character of the same name. What most do not know is, not only has he been acting since the late 60s in films such as Mask and Heart Like a Wheel, he’s a bona fide classic rocker extraordinaire and a founding member of the legendary rock band The Grass Roots – makers of hits such as “Let’s Live for Today” and “Midnight Confessions”.
Since joining the cast of The Office, Bratton released a trio of solo albums – 2008’s Creed Bratton, 2010’s Bounce Back and 2012’s Tell Me About It. Even with his busy TV acting schedule, including "Garfunkle and Oats," "Franklin and Bash," "Liz and Dick," and in films such as "Terri", "The Sound of Magic" and "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X," Brattonremains extremely active in music. His live one man show is a perfect example of Creed's ability to combine his immense musical talents with his unique, one of a kind comedic mind.
After 9 Seasons on The Office, we have yet to learn many details about the character Creed. But, here are a few things we do know (or what we’ve been told):
He was originally hired by Ed Truck and now serves as the quality assurance director.
He lives in Toronto, spending three nights a week there in order to milk the welfare state, and surreptitiously sleeps under his desk the remainder of the week.
During work hours, he is usually playing spider solitaire.
He has faked his own death, at least once.
He has been involved in numerous cults, as both a follower and a leader.
As a child he was left on a doorstep and adopted by a Chinese family, which also explains his ability to speak Mandarin Chinese.
His adopted family bound his feet, unaware that the practice was traditionally restricted to young girl, and he lost a toe in the process.
He was in an iron lung when he was a child.
He is a serious kleptomaniac and regularly steals items from coworkers, loves peach cobbler, and has a deep desire to scuba.
Watch Creed Bratton in action:
Creed's Funniest Moments on The Office: https://youtu.be/6cN-FNzTbLY
Creed "Move to Win" Video: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/18f37c3ef5
Russ T. Nutz
Russ T. Nutz is not for the faint of heart. The band's "X-rated honky-tonk" is many things: obviously satirical, intentionally crude and universally offensive. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's hard to tell where the joke ends and reality begins with Mr. Nutz, and it's equally difficult to know whether to laugh or be appalled by its antics. Much of the band's catalog aims simply to shock and get a rise out of the audience. However, one could argue that tracks like "Black, White or Gay" - which includes lyrics and slurs that are reprehensible at face value - actually contain a backhanded message of tolerance, albeit hidden within the inflammatory rhetoric and satirical context. It's murky water, no doubt, but Russ walks the line with seeming ease. Maybe the band has a special knack for pushing things just far enough, or maybe it just doesn't give a damn. Either way, the endless shenanigans certainly keep the audience guessing.
As one might suspect, nothing about Russ T. Nutz can be taken at face vaule. Here's what we do know (sort of):
The band recorded its first album, Banned in Forty States, in 2006.
Russ T Nutz claims to have toured Japan extensively for the past six years (we're more than skeptical of this assertion).
Bassist Adam Kowalski and frontman Russell T Nuz appeared on a recent episode of Judge Karen's Court, performing a song and settling an alleged dispute over monies spent on a free range chicken farm.
The band stars in its own Youtube web series.
BJKP is the subject of a short documentary film, You can find it on Youtube.
Live performances feature a chorus of "hillbilly" puppet backup singers.
The band's merch table consists of random flea market finds, hastily stenciled with BJKP in spray paint (haggling over price is encouraged) Mr Nutz has used a number of aliases for the band, including "Blue Jeans and Khaki Pants," "Deep Dickman and the Corn whole Shufflers" and "Johnny Foodstamp and the EBT All-Stars."