The hilarious Jim Breuer is set to return to the Hudson Valley this Friday night with a show at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie. His comedy is edgy while at the same time accessible to the whole family, having been 'F-word' free for more than a decade.

Breuer got his start in the late 1980s and has been featured on Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central and a number of movies including the cult classic Half Baked. In recent years he's peeled back the curtain on his life, telling fans about his experiences as a father and frustrated Mets fan. He's posted over a thousand videos in response to baseball games, many of which have gone viral. He had this to say about his role as a comedian.

My job as a comic is to talk about the many great loves of my life, recognizing that yes, we are all on borrowed time but we can still enjoy life with a passion and not get caught up in all the madness. There are always things that can become an obstacle to our happiness, and the big three for me that I smack into most are divisions in the family, financial struggles and health issues. For me, there’s no better feeling in the world than making someone laugh and knowing that I’ve inspired or healed someone.

A New Yorker at heart, Breuer's return to the local stage at The Chance in imminent. Tickets are still available at $32.50 via The Chance website and box office.