HARRODSBURG — The comedic stylings of Lee Cruse will be on display Thursday at Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse here.
Cruse, a WLEX-18 as well as a Lexington radio personality, started performing stand-up in 1995.
“It was something I always wanted to do,” Cruse said in a telephone interview. “I started in Louisville at open mics until I was proficient enough to find work.”
He worked his way through the ranks and makes regular appearances all around the commonwealth, performing.
Cruse characterizes his style as “observational” and counts among his influences David Letterman, the Marx Brothers and Eddie Murphy. He said the other comedians at the Thursday performance have a wide variety of styles, ranging from one-liner comics to storytellers.
The show at Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse is PG-13 “not because it’s dirty but because of context.”
The All-Star Comedy Cruze hit the road in July and will wrap up with the Harrodsburg gig. Four comedians who were the winners of Comedy Off Broadway in¿Lexington’s open mic night have been part of the tour: John Alexander of Somerset, Alan Ivy of Cave City, Shawn Reynolds of Lexington and Billy Goldsmith. The lattermost is a football coach at Boyle County High School.
The four winners will perform 7 to 10 minutes after an introduction by Scott Wilson, the house emcee at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington. Cruse will close the show with a 30- to 45-minute set.