Comedian Nick Offerman, Ron Swanson himself, will perform at the Singletary Center for the Arts on April 1.
Offerman is best known as the government-hating director of parks and recreation in fictional Pawnee, Ind., on the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation, which finished its run last year. He and wife Megan Mullally appeared together on the show, she as one of his two ex-wives named Tammy, and have toured together. Offerman’s comedic persona does reflect Swanson’s ultra-masculine personality in some ways, particularly his passion for woodworking.
He also is an outspoken fan of Kentucky author Wendell Berry, naming the Henry County writer’s Our Only World as his favorite book in a list for The Week, and referring to him as “my favorite farmer-wizard.”
In a similar list, he told Barnes and Noble, “If everybody read Wendell Berry, I believe we’d have a shot at being more decent.”
Tickets for Offerman’s 8 p.m. April 1 show go on sale to UK students with valid IDs at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Singletary Center Ticket Office for $10. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. March 16 for $20 at the Singletary Ticket Office website and by calling 859-257-4929.