For an unknown period of time, we were under the impression that comedians Dan Mintz and Nathan Fielder were one and the same. If you are familiar with both dark-haired jokesters known for their froggy deadpan delivery, then you know that they are voice twins and probably forgive us. Otherwise here's this: Mintz currently (and hilariously) voices tween Tina Belcher on Fox's Bob's Burgers, a show Nathan Fielder has guest-starred on. In hopes of sparing us further aural bamboozlement, it should be noted that Mintz speaks in his natural voice when playing Tina; it's not something he puts on for comedic effect.
His onstage persona is strikingly similar to that of the 13-year-old bespectacled cartoon in that both are mega-awkward and have a penchant for dropping inappropriate, bizarre truth bombs. So expect a string of non-sequiturs, uncomfortable tales, and strange observations from the comedian when he performs at Stand Up Live, 50 West Jefferson Street. Tickets are $15 to the Thursday, June 27, performance, which starts at 8 p.m. The 18-and-over show has a two-drink minimum per person. Visit www.standuplive.com or call 480-719-6100.
Thu., June 27, 8 p.m., 2013