“Brilliant-non-stop laughs.” That’s just one critic’s review of Auggie Smith and his knack for comedy! Today on Indy Style, Auggie chats with Tim and Annessa about his upcoming performance at Crackers Comedy and what audiences with a sense of humor can fully expect!
At the age of 19, Auggie Smith moved from Billings, Montana to Portland, Oregon to pursue a career in stand up comedy. After a few years of toil and struggle, he first achieved acclaim by winning the 1994 Sam Adams Comedy Contest, who’s prizes earned him his first national exposure on the television show Evening At the Improv. Auggie truly found his comedy voice in 1997, when he placed second in the Seattle Comedy Competition to legendary comic Mitch Hedberg. This earned him an invitation to the 1998 Montreal Comedy Festival, where he performed a remarkable 12 shows, including New Faces, Danger Zone and The Nasty Show.
Keeping a continuous road schedule of clubs across the nation, Auggie introduced himself to a new legion of fans in January of 2004, with a now legendary appearance on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. The morning was a mix of signature rants and brilliant improv highlighting his sharp point-of-view. His outstanding debut has become one their most replayed treasures.
When Auggie Smith takes the stage, get ready for a nonstop barrage of fantastic rapid fire comedy. Auggie’s show is always filled with raw edged, intelligent laughs…The man whose cult following and comedy is quickly giving birth to a new religion.” -Comedyspeak.com
This led to performing in theaters acroos the country on the very popular Bob & Tom Comedy Tour, where audiences quickly became aware that the only thing better then listening to Auggie on the radio was sharing the energy he creates in his live performance.
In 2006, Auggie shot national TV performances for Comedy Centrals Bob & Tom All Stars, and Live at Gotham, where he was put in the honored status of headlining the first episode. In 2007, Auggie made a brief but very memorable appearance on Last Comic Standing. In 2008, Auggie was invited to perform at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, where he was voted Club Comic of the Year by club owners.
Auggie is the star of his own CD and DVD titled Cult Following. His comedy rants are on heavy rotation on both XM and Sirius satellite radio, and can be seen on several popular YouTube videos, but none of these compare with seeing his live performance.
To learn more, visit www.auggiesmith.com.