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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

You won't find their music on the radio or climbing the country charts, but the duo of "Doyle and Debbie" has been on national TV, lit up Chicago stages for months and is now still wowing crowds in Nashville.

The obvious reason is the whole act is a joke.

The Doyle & Debbie Show salutes the great tradition of country music duos by having some fun with them.

It's silly - perhaps tacky at times - but the high-quality singing and acting turn it into classic comedy.

Bruce Arnston has spent his life looking for a laugh.

"I always had a penchant for making fun of my environment. Country music was ripe, so here I am," Arnston said.

For eight years now, he and actress Jenny Littleton have had their way with country music's old guard. They started in a Nashville coffee shop, played the Station Inn for years and then had an eight-month run with eight shows a week in Chicago.

Now, they're back in town once a week at Zanies Comedy Club.

"I've been doing comedy and parody a long time, trying to bring all the elements together. I knew it worked into one show once and for all. This was my little coming out party," Arnston said.

The songs are silly, but the singing is serious - a Broadway-like bow to Nashville's Lower Broad.

"There's a bit of homage with the skewering. Jenny and I love this music. We're doing it lovingly without a doubt," Arnston said.

The Doyle & Debbie Show hits the stage at Zanies every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20, and a lot of the act is adult humor, so it's your call on bringing the kids. For more information, visit: http://www.nashville.zanies.com.

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