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Comedian cracked up his schoolmates, now he's killing cows.


When stand-up comic John Wesley Austin was 15, he nodded off in class. He told his teacher he was up late the night before, checking out a comedy club. If you’re so funny, said his instructor, you can perform your act for the class. “I did 25 minutes,” recalls Austin. “I slept as much as I wanted to after that.”

These days, the Florida native tells jokes about cow hunting. “I finally found something I can hunt that doesn’t taste like chicken,” he says. “When you hunt deer, you sit up in a tree. When you hunt cow, you sit in a recliner.”
Thu., March 15, 8:30 p.m.; March 16-17, 8 & 10:30 p.m.

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