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Comedian Andy Woodhull to share more about life as a stepfather at Spokane Comedy Club shows

Comedian Andy Woodhull will return to Spokane to ring in the New Year at the Spokane Comedy Club. (Courtesy photo)
Comedian Andy Woodhull will return to Spokane to ring in the New Year at the Spokane Comedy Club. (Courtesy photo)

Comedian Andy Woodhull has a simple request for fans.

“The best thing anyone could do for me is go to Pandora, make an Andy Woodhull station, put your computer on mute and let it play for the rest of your life,” he said.

More plays equal more royalties, after all.

Woodhull currently has three albums on his Pandora page: 2008’s “Sounds From the Rainforest,” 2012’s “Lucy” and 2015’s “Step Parenting.”

“It feels conceited thinking about it of myself, but when I find a band or a comedian that I love, I love to check out all of their stuff,” he said. “That’s what I think about when I’m putting out albums is if somebody comes to a show and really likes it and wants to see more, it will be good to have more there.”

His most recent album, as the title suggests, includes jokes about his experience becoming the stepfather of two girls, including getting lice and watching his stepdaughters by himself for the first time.

He will continue where he left off when he releases “Step Parenting 2: The Teen Years” early next year. He’ll share some of this new material at the Spokane Comedy Club on Thursday-Sunday.

Woodhull recorded “Step Parenting 2” in September at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago, where he lived for nine years before moving to Los Angeles then to his current home base of Raleigh, North Carolina, after getting married.

Like its predecessor, “Step Parenting 2” will feature content about his wife and stepdaughters.

Woodhull reviews jokes with his wife and gives her the power to veto those she doesn’t like, but Woodhull said she has a good sense of humor and has only said no to one joke.

In fact, she often gets in a few quips of her own.

In 2015, Woodhull performed on “Conan” and joked about how he and his wife are (read: she is) always late to things. The video has since racked up more than 220,000 views.

“ ‘Doesn’t the response of 100,000 people on the Internet thinking it’s crazy that you’re late to stuff all the time, does that make you want be on time?’ ” Woodhull asked his wife after she was running late recently. “She said ‘Me being late is your number one source of income.’ The joke’s on the new album, and that’s how I think she feels about that.”

Woodhull’s first performance in Spokane was in April 2016, less than a month after the Spokane Comedy Club opened.

He remembers walking around town a lot and briefly admiring the Red Wagon in Riverfront Park at his mother’s insistence.

Fans who attended those shows need not worry about these shows being a repeat of last time.

“The last thing I want is for someone to come see me, love the show and then come see me again and be like ‘It was exactly the same. I’m never going again.’ ” he said. “I try to have at least half new for the people who have seen me before.”

His second trip will also be a celebration, as Woodhull will perform six shows, including two on New Year’s Eve.

He won’t be including confetti in his set during those shows, though he said there will be one “significant” difference between his New Year’s Eve shows and those earlier in the week.

“On the New Year’s Eve show, I will be counting down from 10 at the end of the show,” he said.

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