All stubbly and shaggy, Louisiana's Theo Von (né Vonkurnatowski) is a shave, a haircut, several Super Bowl rings, and about four inches away from being good-looking enough to get Gisele Bündchen pregnant. In a short video titled "Almost Tom Brady," the comedian milks this meager resemblance for all its worth. He invents an alter ego Tom Brotty poses in preppy sweaters, runs an embarrassing gridiron gauntlet, and laments the fact that fate fed him the shitty end of the stick. "Sometimes you almost see somebody else's big footprints on your path," Von-slash-Brotty muses, "and you realize that life sent you down somebody's used path."
Sure, it's a joke, but somewhere deep down, Theo Von actually seems to believe he should be throwing touchdowns and shopping for celery with supermodels. Instead, he's up there onstage trying to make you laugh. Hit the Miami Improv this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. to see him say funny stuff about the South taking second place in the Civil War, his lazy-eyed ex-girlfriend, and the curse of being a low-rent Brady look-alike.
Fri., July 16, 2010