Backup Cat

Backup Cat

Whitecotton in what we’re pretty sure is his ironic headshot


It seems the Bobcat may have used up at least one of his nine lives. If you haven’t heard, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait canceled his show at the Community Concert Hall on Sun. Aug. 25, after suffering injuries in a car accident Aug. 15.

According to Rolling Stone, Goldthwait and fellow comedian Dana Gould were involved in an accident outside the Relapse Comedy Theatre, in Atlanta, where they were set to perform that night. According to reports, the comedians’ driver did not yield while making a left turn, hitting another car. The driver received a citation.

Gould and Goldthwait were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and the driver of the other car reportedly complained of leg pain but did not seek medical treatment.

The two have since canceled shows in Athens, Ga., and Asheville, N.C. It is unclear when they will return to the tour.

But, as they say in the biz, the show must go on. Goldthwait, who was scheduled as the headline for the Four Corners Comedy Showcase (Aug. 23-25), will be replaced by fellow funny guy Jay Whitecotton. He will be joined by other comedians tagged as most popular by showcase attendees.

While Whitecotton may not be a household name, his bio is intriguing, to say the least. The Texas-born stand-up is a self-described “product of a clinically diagnosed schizophrenic family of drug addicted Star Trek nerds, who would rage tweak all night while playing Dungeons and Dragons.”

Whitecotton has appeared on FOX and Hulu and performed at Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest, Australia’s Adelaide Fringe Festival and Las Vegas Punk Rock and Bowling. His debut album “Hi, Lonesome!” reached No. 1 on iTunes and his second, “Monster Ballads,” as he explained, helped him afford a night out at Olive Garden.

Patrons with tickets for Goldthwait can receive a refund or exchange the tickets for The Best of the Fest. Best of the Fest tickets are $20 per person at www.durangoconcerts.com.

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