Moving On

Some people spend the bulk of their lives trying to put their worst failures behind them. Tom Wilson is a man who has committed himself to putting his greatest success behind him. The man who played Biff Tannen in Back to the Future wants to renounce that role to further his career as a stand-up comedian.

When you see his show don’t expect him to sign any of your Back to Future stuff. The guy all but refuses to acknowledge the movie. Instead, Wilson wants to “follow [his] own path as an artist” rather than “participate in any sort of nostalgia in which [he is] marginalized as a pop icon of yesteryear.”

Wilson enjoys modest success as a comedian but it’s unlikely he’ll ever be anything but Biff Tannen to the general public. Still, his show could be a lot of fun -- just don’t ask him for his opinion on manure.

Thu., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 3, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 8 & 10 p.m., 2010
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Ed Kummerer