In one way, Marc Price grew up in Hollywood. In another, he grew up in upstate New York.

The actor and comedian, perhaps best known as Skippy on the ’80s NBC sitcom “Family Ties,” will return to the area for a run of stand-up performances that includes Auburn Public Theater Saturday, Oct. 14. Though he spent his teen years swooning over Justine Bateman’s Mallory as best friend to Michael J. Fox’s Alex P. Keaton on the show, Price first got those comedic chops in the Catskills.

In an Oct. 11 phone interview, Price recalled growing up in the area when it was a destination for New York City entertainers like Joey Bishop, Jerry Lewis, George Burns and others. He not only saw them, he continued, but also Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld when they were on the cusp of fame in the ’70s. Decades later, Price would open for the legendary comedians.

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