Mike Neun, a longtime Inland Northwest favorite, brings his laid-back humor to Sandpoint’s Panida Theatre tonight at 8.
Neun is best known for his public television specials, which are filmed in Spokane. His Sandpoint appearance will be similar to those shows - Neun’s wry observational humor combined with the occasional comedy song.
Neun grew up in Detroit, Mich. (“The culture capital of the world.”) His family moved to Seattle when he was a boy, and he graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English.
“As is the case with English graduates, recruiters from huge corporations flocked to him,” he writes in his own bio, “But he chose to do his patriotic duty and join the Army.”
He started singing at coffeehouses and nightclubs, and before long, he had a career.
He has kept his act going in casinos, on cruise ships and in places like “those pinnacles of success - Devil’s Island and Djibouti.”
His public TV concerts are taped by KSPS-7 in Spokane and aired all over the country, “apparently at the whim of local station managers.
“It is a reward to viewers who watch at odd hours,” he writes.
Tickets for the Sandpoint concert are $12, available at Java Adagio, BJ’s Games and Books, and Eve’s Leaves in Sandpoint. Tickets will also be available at the door.