What happens when a Minnesota farm boy with an arm of gold becomes a star athlete in college and is offered a contract to play professional baseball? Fate intervenes, Sieve walks away from the sport, and a chance meeting in a pub sets him on a new, often hilarious, three-decade long comedy career. But along with hilarity comes heartache. Faced with the sudden death of his sidekick in 2008, will the show go on?
Mark Sieve’s life story is as fascinating as his performances are side-splitting. With wit and energy Mark Sieve, co-founder of Puke & Snot, the longest-running comedy duo in the country, weaves choice tidbits about his remarkable partnership with Joe Kudla against the backdrop of his early life in a small Minnesota town and his emerging career as an actor. A supremely affectionate book, Call Me Puke, finally puts to rest his mother’s oft-stated and greatest fear: “I hope I die before I find out my kids are stupid.”
Hear more from Puke Sunday, August 16, at 7:00pm when he reads from his memoir at Magers & Quinn Booksellers. Details are here.–David E