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    ‘Recovering frat boy’ to humor Tucson

    Life through the eyes of a “”recovering frat boy”” and observations about drinking, partying and college will be the theme of a comedy show tonight.

    Aaron Karo, author of the “”Ruminations”” e-column and two books – “”Ruminations on Twentysomething Life”” and “”Ruminations on College Life”” – will be performing stand-up at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., at 9 p.m.

    Tucson will be 26-year-old Karo’s first stop on a five-day tour of universities in Arizona and Texas, and he said he hopes to settle the eternal debate in Arizona: whether UA or Arizona State University chicks are hotter.

    “”We’ll see how many girls come out in wife beaters,”” Karo said. “”UA is less of an East Coast school, so it will be different.””

    Karo will also be performing in Tempe at the Tempe Improv tomorrow at 8 p.m.

    “”I stick to topics that college kids and 20-somethings can relate to,”” Karo said. “”I share my experiences about college, drinking and partying.””

    This will be Karo’s first time performing in Tucson, though he has been here before.

    “”Last time I came to Tucson, I got thrown out of Dirtbag’s,”” Karo said.

    Karo, who recently moved to Los Angeles from New York, said his hour-long act will run the gamut of college life.

    “”My crowds have a tendency to get very drunk and rowdy,”” Karo said.

    Karo, a 2001 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, began writing his column in 1997 and started doing stand-up four years ago after a friend pushed him into it, he said.

    “”I’m an expert on college,”” Karo said. “”I’ve been living it since I graduated.””

    The opening act for the 21-and-older show will be local comedian Robert Mac, and $15 tickets are available at the door or online at

    “”(The show) is appropriate for the hard-partying and little-studying crowd,”” Karo said. “”The best part of the show is after it. I’m going to try not to get kicked out of Dirtbag’s this time.””

    Karo’s column and books are available online at

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