Award-Winning Comedian Spencer James to Perform His One-man Show "How to Hide a Fat Kid"

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“How to Hide a Fat Kid,” inside the comedic mind of Spencer Jame's struggle with childhood obesity.

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The play is really funny but it’s also all true, so there’s much more going on than just telling jokes in a theater.

Stand-up comic Spencer James, winner of this year’s World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, Nevada, will present three performances of his one-man show, “How to Hide a Fat Kid” on Thursday Nov. 13th, Friday Nov. 14th, and Saturday Nov. 15th at the Vintage Theatre 1468 Dayton Street in Aurora, Colorado with all shows starting at 7:30 pm. A press preview performance is scheduled for Wednesday Nov. 12th at 7:30 pm, and further information can be obtained by contacting BB Talent at 720.245.6851. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or by calling the reservation line at 720.245.6851.

Spencer James says that his one-man show, “How to Hide a Fat Kid” developed out of a desire to share with audiences the deeper struggle he had with his weight well into his early 20’s. “I’ve talked about my weight problems on stage in my stand-up. But in stand-up, everything is pointed toward a joke. I had a story that was mine, but I knew it also had to be similar to other people’s struggles with their weight as a kid. I wanted to talk more about what the impacts are when you don’t like your own body and you’re simultaneously going through all the insecurity and crazy self-doubt of being a kid and then a teen-ager. Girls, school, parties you’re afraid to go to… the bigger picture of it. The play is really funny but it’s also all true, so there’s much more going on than just telling jokes in a theater.”

James had discussed doing the show with his management team but his stand-up commitments and a needed day job kept him from getting a script together. When playwright and former Denver-based stand-up Steve Stajich (Stych) heard about the project, he was interested in consulting on the play and getting it to a stage. “I had weight issues when I was a kid, and sometimes it just felt overwhelming. You wear goofy oversize clothing, you avoid certain things… you hide. There’s something very human and worthwhile in Spencer wanting to talk about these moments that, because he’s still a young man, are still so close to him. Pursuing stand-up comedy allowed him to put himself in front of people and that’s when we see him, in more ways than one, stop hiding.”

“How to Hide a Fat Kid” begins with James as a kid dealing with insecure moments while waiting for the bus on the first day of school… and continues right through to James’ current award-winning stand-up work. With simple staging and a lot of laughter, James carries the audience through his “hiding” experience and his eventual understanding of what he needed to do to not be held back. “How to Hide a Fat Kid” is an ‘all ages’ evening of theater with some mature themes. For information and reserved seating, please contact BBTalent at 720.245.6851. Tickets are $10 and are only good for one night of the show. There will be a cash bar and snacks available for purchase at the theater.

“How to Hide a Fat Kid” was written by Spencer James with writing and production supervision by Steve Stajich.

Spencer can also be found on YouTube and ITunes via http://www.thatguywiththetie.com

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