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Nick Swardson

A lot of people mistakenly think Nick Swardson is gay. It's understandable. He played Terry Bernadino, a gay, roller-blading male prostitute, in Reno 911. And Hector, an obsessive fan who stalks a male figure skater, in Blades of Glory. And a gay robot in the made-for-TV movie, Gay Robot. Plenty of people think he's a stoner, too. This is also understandable. A good portion of Swardson's stand-up is about the dopeness of weed, and in the movie Grandma's Boy he plays Jeff, a pot-smoking computer programmer who lives with his parents and sleeps in a race car bed. He may also be a booze hound -- the top two tracks from Swardson's comedy albums on Spotify are titled "Booze is Magic" and "Booze is Amazing." He may be a little bit of all these things. But taken together, what is Nick Swardson, really? Funny.

Catch comedian Nick Swardson 8 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale. Tickets start at $30. Visit or call 480-850-7734 for more. Zachary Fowle

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