Former Saturday Night Live Cast Member in Springfield This Weekend

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Brooks Wheelan will be in Springfield this weekend for shows at the Blue Room Comedy Club.

Wheelan was most used on SNL as a commentator during the Weekend Update segments, relying on his stand-up comedy routines to provide humorous “public service announcements.” He lasted one year on the venerable comedy show.

He’s been a stand-up comic since his teen years in Iowa, moving to Kansas City and then Chicago before committing to a full-time comedy career in Los Angeles. He’s appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan.

Wheelan is also the host of a podcast, Entry Level with Brooks Wheelan. He talks to a guest about low-paying or entry level jobs that people worked before they obtained success in the entertainment industry.

Wheelan will be performing Friday night at 7:30 p.m., and two shows Saturday, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $25 online through the Blue Room website; $10 more at the door the night of the show if the show is not sold out.

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