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The "Mad About You" star talks about getting back into shape for doing standup, how sad the music he composes is, the magic of "Diner," playing the villain in "Aliens," and what a gift it was to be cast in a much-loved sit-com.
When comedienne Carrie Snow was working for Roseanne Barr, she went far beyond the job description of joke writer for the 1990s sitcom Roseanne. She got a gastric bypass as a guinea pig for Barr. Snow will tell that story and others at the Women in Comedy shows Saturday at Tacomas Temple Theater that also feature comics Carole Montgomery and Laura Hayden and Seattle singer Mycle Wastman, who appeared on last seasons The Voice.
Tacoma singer Vicci Martinez, who got a big break by becoming a finalist on the first season of "The Voice," is now climbing the charts with "Come Along," the single from her "Vicci" album that features "Voice" coach Cee Lo Green. She's playing The Swiss tonight as part of its 20th anniversary weekend. It's been 10 years since she debuted there.
Three former employees of Engine House No. 9 started The Swiss in 1993. Jack McQuade managed the pub during the day, Bob Hill booked the music and handled the night shift, and Gayl Bertagni ran the kitchen. Twenty years later, McQuade and his wife are keeping the beloved downtown pub going, and marking its longevity with a full weekend of celebrating.
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