Comedian Keith Purnell Shares Favorite Delaware Haunts

Purnell performs Friday, Dec. 1, at the Milton Theatre.


Local comedian Keith Purnell has been performing and touring throughout the U.S. and Canada for 20 years. (You may also know him from Howard Stern’s “Kill or Be Killed” comedy competition, “Last Comic Standing” or Comedy Central.) Catch him at the Milton Theatre with Coleman Green and Corey Hunter on Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketfly.


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Place to eat:

Tom Foolery’s

“I like chef Mike and how the menu changes every week. I host trivia on Thursdays. I actually have the longest running trivia at the same place in Delaware; I’ve been doing it for 10 years.”


Local spot:

The Starboard in Dewey Beach

“It’s a cool place to hang out. They have comedy on Tuesday nights, so I go early and hang out.”

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“Sharknado” franchise

“It was just so bad it was funny. They just didn’t take themselves seriously and kept it going. People laugh when I tell them that it got kind of bad after the fourth one.”


Coolest person he’s met: 

F. Murray Abraham

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“He’s been in a whole lot of movies. I was in a comedy club in New York City, just sitting there, waiting to go on. This guy comes up and sits down next to me. We started talking and then I looked at him and was like, ‘You killed Mozart!’”



D. L. Hughley

“I liked how he was able to do improv with the crowd. He could work the crowd really good.”


When he’s off tour, he’s probably: 

Playing video games.

“I play a lot of video games. I have a nice collection of handheld electronic games—baseball, basketball and football. I have about 25 and some date back to the 70s. They all still work and are in good condition.”

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