Mr. Clean

ComedyFriday, April 6

I've never really thought of Dave Coulier as a stand-up comedian. I grew up watching him on television beginning with Out of Control, that short-lived Nickelodeon sketch comedy show for kids where he coined his "Cut — It — Out!" catchphrase. I can't deny my nostalgic fondness for Full House and Coulier as goofy Joey Gladstone, nor can I deny that I occasionally tuned into the Coulier-hosted America's Funniest People and VH1's The Surreal Life 3, where Coulier's good-guy persona offered a welcome respite from the distracting sexual melodrama of Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav. But I never, at any point, saw him perform stand-up until the Internet and YouTube came along, revealing a side of Coulier that I never even knew existed. Coulier first started doing stand-up in high school and the past several years have seen him performing sold-out shows to colleges across the country. He brings his clean (f-bomb-free) observational humor — which is marked by a variety of sound effects and impressions — to St. Petersburg this Friday night as part of its family-friendly Festival of States. Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, $10-$50, 727-822-3590, mypalladium.org.

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