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Style · April 30, 2014

Faces of Fauquier: Comedy part of bartender’s routine

Photo/Cassandra Brown
“We play funny songs and songs that are not funny themselves, except when we sing them,” Taylor Edgar says of a band he helped “casually start.”
I like talking to people. I love the area and I get to chat with people from all over the town and county — all walks of life.
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Staff Journalist
This Warrenton bartender has more up his sleeve than cocktail mixing skills.

Taylor Edgar, a bartender and trivia host who works at Molly’s Irish Pub in Old Town, also enjoys comedy.

“Bad puns are my kryptonite. My favorite bad joke right now that I found on BuzzFeed is: “What does a nosy pepper do?”

“It get’s jal-a-peño business,” he said.

(“All up in your business.”)

Mr. Edgar studied theater at Fauquier High School and won the DC Improv Comedy Club’s “Funniest College Student” competition with his stand-up routine in 2007.

As a bartender for the past five years, he has enjoyed talking with a variety of people.

“Everyone knows everyone. I really like the sense of community. You can go up to anyone and have a conversation.”

He describes Fauquier as “just big enough. We have wineries and a brewery, so I don’t need to go north of Vint Hill Road.”

• Age

• Home
Old Town Warrenton

• Work
Bartender at Molly’s Irish Pub for five years, since I was 21 years old. Trivia host on Tuesday nights at Molly’s since March 2009.

• Why you do the job?
I like talking to people. I love the area and I get to chat with people from all over the town and county — all walks of life.

• Family
Mother, Kelly, and stepfather, Mike. Daughter, Elsie, 2-½.

• Education
Fauquier High School, 2005. Attended George Mason University for three years, studying anthropology.

• Civic involvement
One of the founding members of the Handsome Hair Club for Men of Fauquier County. We started it four years ago. We are a group of guys with handsome heads of hairs who all get together and sponsor 5-Ks and golf tournaments. The group started as a joke when one of our friends started going bald.

• How long have you lived in Fauquier?

Twenty-one years, since, 1996. I moved here from Florida with my family.

• Why do you live here?
Everyone knows everyone. I really like the sense of community. You can go up to anyone and have a conversation.

• How do you describe this county?

Just big enough. We have wineries and a brewery, so I don’t need to go north of Vint Hill Road.

• What would you change about Fauquier?

Add three more Chipotles, and we are set. Make it like Starbucks, where we have Chipotles everywhere. I don’t like coffee, but I love burritos.

• What do you do for fun?
I like to play golf. I like to casually start bands. I’m in a comedy band called “Wrecked ’Em.” We play funny songs and songs that are not funny themselves, except when we sing them.

• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?
Old Town is by far my favorite place. Being able to walk up the street and talk to people. That and my parent’s house, because they give me free food.

• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?
There’s not much to change besides adding more Chipotles. Maybe add a Target. There are enough people here that like it the way it is. It probably won’t change much in the next 10 years.

• Favorite TV show?

“South Park.” It started out as something I wasn’t able to watch and now it’s culturally relevant and awesome.

• Favorite movie?
“Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.”

• Favorite book?
The “Watchmen” comic book by Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins.

• Favorite vacation spot?
Sanibel Island, Florida.

• Favorite food?
Macaroni and cheese; you can’t beat it!

• What is the best advice you have ever received? From whom?
“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t.” –Tom Waits

Know your limits and don’t try to shove it down people’s throats.

• Who’s your hero and why?
My mom because she puts up with me and has done it longer than anyone else. And she gives me free food; that’s important.

• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?
Put half in the bank and put the rest into light saber research and development. Pay Morgan Freeman to narrate my life for a day.

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Previous Faces of Fauquier:

• A nomad childhood led Paul Schmeling to start a moving company.

• Adam Lynch’s family owns café with local food focus and a special name.

• Patricia McMahon Rice turns passion for art into her livelihood.

• Cindy D’Ambro works as “director of first impressions” at LFCC.

• Ginger Hilleary leads local literacy organization.

• Farmers with groundhog problems call Rod Kirkpatrick.

• Horses “retire” to work with Jeanne Blackwell.

• Remington cattle farmer Doug Linton loves his home and work.

• Sports central to Robert Glascock’s life’s work.

• For Richard Mast, company ownership started with his summer work as a teenager.

• Bernice Simpson knows northern Fauquier back roads and the people who live along them.

• Eddie Payne has logged 38 years as a volunteer firefighter in Marshall.

• Stephanie Layton turns her lifelong passion for dance into her livelihood.

• Shawn LaRue matches children and adoptive families.

• Biker and psychology major Clif Stroud makes music in a big way.

• Becky Crouch greets lots of visitors.

• She helped blaze trail to equality for black teachers.

• Family and food come first for Marshall pizzeria employee.

• Rural “closeness” of Fauquier appeals to Kansas native

• A “spoke” in the wheel of preservation.

• His job dovetails with passion for hunting

• Veteran educator sees the potential in every child.

• His passions: Fixing cars and helping people

• Habitat ReStore volunteer appreciates Fauquier’s diversity.

• Dad’s example led to new career at Fauquier Hospital.

• He lives and works in a beautiful place.

• The Goldvein firehouse ranks as his favorite place.

• Pretty things everywhere she looks.

• Through scouting, he encourages girls to explore.

• One day, he might run the company.

• FISH volunteer likes to help others.

• She sees the community’s generosity.

• Cop patrols while most people sleep.

• Pastor a constant in Calverton.

• She keeps the courthouse spotless.

• He loves working working outdoors at the park.

• She sees “everyone” at Carousel

• Library assistant works in a “fun place"

• Hat lady sets up shop in Old Town Warrenton
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