As heard on "The Big Show" this morning, Owen Straw will be coming from New York and bringing his brand of comedy to the Yakima Laugh Lounge this weekend along with Seattle fave Scott Losse!

Straw’s comedic style of absurdist literalism has been capturing the hearts of audiences for years. Bringing a unique energy and deceptive intelligence to his bizarre jokes, his act weaves from quick one-liners to real-life stories about failure and heartbreak and sometimes a sing-a-long.

From improvising brilliant and unpredictable rants for crowds of jaded comedy nerds to pounding out joke after joke for rowdy drunks in the roughest road rooms, Straw gets big laughs in any environment. Straw has won championships in pizza eating and semi-professional wrestling, released a handful of punk rock records, created the World Extreme Pencil Fighting Championships, and appeared in movies and television, including the Daytime Emmy-winning PBS series "BizKid$."

He lives in Brooklyn, where he produces Big Ups at Little Skips, a weekly after hours comedy show in a closed coffee shop.

Catch him along with Seattle's Scott Losse, Friday and Saturday night (April 24 and 25) at the Laugh Lounge, 1507 N. First St. Show starts at 8, doors open at 7 and FREE ADMISSION until 7:30 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets check out YakimaLaughLounge.com . Ages 21 and older.