A Q and A with Brandt Tobler who will be opening for Josh Blue at the Lincoln in Cheyenne this weekend

Comedians Josh Blue and Brandt Tobler

When: Friday, Oct. 9, First Show:  Doors open at 6 p.m. show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Second Friday Show: Doors open at 8:30 p.m. show at 9 pm. 

Tickets still available for the Friday shows, but are limited.

Saturday, Oct. 10, First show: doors open at 6 p.m. show at 6:30 p.m.

Second show: Doors open at 8:30 p.m.show at 9 p.m.  

Both of the Saturday shows are sold out. 

Venue: The Lincoln Cheyenne

Address: 1615 Central Avenue 

Website where you can also purchase tickets: www.thelincolncheyenne.com

More about Josh Blue: www.joshblue.com

More about Brandt Tobler: www.brandttobler.com

By Karen Cotton, editor of Sweet as Cotton Candy

Cheyenne native, Brandt Tobler, is doing stand up comedy in his hometown on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the Lincoln Cheyenne. He is opening for comedian, Josh Blue. The Saturday shows are already sold out, but there are tickets available for the Friday shows.  

Tobler is also and author and actor and resides in Denver. Some of his touring credits include performing overseas for the U.S. military, he has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox and ESPN. “Token White Boy” and “Ramblin’ and Gamblin” are his two CD recordings, and you can listen to him on the podcast “The 31,” where he is the host. He published his memoir, “Free Roll,” in 2017.  

Tobler’s Q and A follows …

Q: What do you like about performing shows with Josh Blue?

Tobler: “He is one of my favorite comics to watch because he is so funny! And he inspires me to always try to come up with new jokes, because every time I work with him he has funny new stuff. And he is just a really nice guy!” 

Q: Who are your comic idols and why?

Tobler: “Mitch Hedberg is my favorite comic. I saw him on Letterman and immediately knew I wanted to be a comedian!” 

Q: Did Covid-19 affect your comic career in any way ? If so how did you cope?

Tobler: “Yeah it really ruined my career for 6 months because I wasn’t able to perform. It was a very depressing and frustrating time, but I got through it by taking long walks each day with my wonderful girlfriend! “

Q: What are some of the topics you will cover with your show this weekend at the Lincoln? 

Tobler: “I will do a lot of jokes about Cheyenne and growing up in Wyoming. And I got some new stuff that I have been working on during the pandemic, so hoping it is funny! Haven’t really got to try it on stage, so it could be hilarious or awful…. we will see!” 

Q: What are some of the topics you will cover with your show this weekend at the Lincoln?

Tobler: “I will do a lot of jokes about Cheyenne and growing up in Wyoming. And I got some new stuff that I have been working on during the pandemic, so hoping it is funny! Haven’t really got to try it on stage, so it could be hilarious or awful…. we will see!” 

Q: How do you come up with jokes?

Tobler: “I try to write jokes about stuff that happens in my life, so all I have to do is wake up everyday, and the jokes will come!” 

Q: Why do you do stand up comedy?

Tobler: “Because it’s the only thing I am good at….  and I LOVE it!” 

Q: How did you get started doing stand up comedy?

Tobler: “Well I chickened out for years, but eventually I invited a bunch of friends to an open mic, had a couple beers, and just went for it! And luckily that first time went good, and I was hooked!” 

Q: What is a career goal of yours?

Tobler: “I would love to have a comedy special on Netflix, and finish my second book!”

Brandt Tobler will open for Josh Blue this weekend at the Lincoln in Cheyenne Http://www.branttobler.com