Brian Huther talks performing in Dog and Friend Dog, dealing with Ted Nugent, working on a start-up and more

Name: Brian Huther

Occupation: Writer, performer

Hometown: Creve Coeur, Missouri. (It means “heartbreak,” ladies.)

Current neighborhood: North Hyde Park

What I do: I write and perform theater, media and music, and spend daylight as a greeting-card writer and creative consultant.

What’s your game? Candy Crush — 751 levels in, and I’ve spent nary a nickel.

What’s your drink? Negronis, lately. I’ll probably switch back to boilermakers soon.

Where’s dinner? I eat a lot of Soylent, space food of the future, but that’s mostly to keep me from my temptress and Delilah: gross mass-market pizza covered in garlic butter.

What’s on your KC postcard? A picture of the guy who walks down my street mumbling to himself and peeing on neighbors’ trees.

Finish this sentence: “Kansas City got it right when …” French cartographer Guillaume Delisle used the descriptions of Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, to make the area’s first reasonably accurate map.

“Kansas City needs …” More pioneers. I’m talking to you.

“In five years, I’ll be …” Living with authenticity, embracing life’s paradoxes, enjoying the miracle of existence and the glory of nature, and dutifully suffering life’s injustices while showing kindness and compassion toward whatever wholehearted, love-oriented, passion-driven community surrounds me. I will also be 30.

“I always laugh at …” The Kick Comedy Theater. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

“I’ve been known to binge-watch …” Game of Thrones, guys.

“I can’t stop listening to …” Death Grips.

“I just read …” Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.

The best advice I ever got: “You seem like a conscientious guy, so whatever decision you make, it’ll probably be fine.”

Worst advice: “These will be the best four years of your life.” Suck my butt, college counselor. My life is way awesomer than your stupid four years.

My sidekick: Ben Auxier is pretty much the funniest person I know, and I know a lot of funny people. We have a comedy duo called “Dog and Friend Dog,” and we’re starting a total web series. Like our Facebook page and post on our wall that you heard about us in The Pitch, and we’ll write a song about you.

My dating triumph/tragedy: First girl I dated. I started having panic attacks, so I called it off after a week. But then I just kept panicking for the next six months, anyway. I’m sure you were looking for a funny joke here.

My brush with fame: I used to work at a radio station, and I was responsible for getting asshole Ted Nugent on the phone on multiple occasions.

My recent triumph: I’m working with a start-up called 5 Points, and the zine I helped them create won a regional “Addy” award from the American Advertising Federation. Who’s a dork now, Jeremy?! WHO’S A DORK NOW!?!

Huther performs with Fountain City Sketch at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Kick Comedy Theater (4010 Pennsylvania).  

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