For anyone who commutes to their job on a daily basis, consider comedian Kris Shaw’s recent drive to work: Over the course of a three-week period last month, Shaw logged more than 7,500 miles on his car, driving from his Indianapolis home to gigs in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming and back.
But the miles that Shaw has recently traveled to hone his comedy skills are nothing compared to an upcoming road trip, when he will once again be overseas, entertaining U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
“I have a real good time over there,” Shaw says. “Last year, when I was there, it was ONLY 90 degrees. They told me, ‘You’re lucky you came during our winter. During the summer, it gets up to around 140 degrees!’”
For the first time in three years, Shaw will be doing a show in his hometown. And it’s a welcome break from Shaw’s hectic schedule.
“When I do get to work at home, it’s a beautiful thing,” Shaw says. “I get paid the same amount of money, but I don’t have to worry about any of the overhead I deal with when I’m on the road. I get to stay in my own house, and hang out with my family and friends.”
Kris Shaw will be at the Melody Inn, 3826 N. Illinois St., March 10, 9 p.m. For tickets, $8, call 317-923-4707.