I went last night and saw the Fresh Kids of Comedy Showcase. Can I just say that one of the great things about this club is the ease of parking. While the parking lot looks like it was designed by a hyperactive 8 year old, there were plenty of places available.
Up the stairs and down the hall past the Sleep Train (toot toot!), the Punchline is tucked away in the Howe ‘Bout Arden shopping center. Yes, a shopping center. Kids, don’t be scared off by the un-hip location. There are some fun things to do outside of midtown.
We were greeted by a friendly guy at the door, who kindly reminded me which of my two hands was not the left one, and a cool chick taking tickets. Maybe it was the dim lighting, but the place had a cozy feeling to it. It’s easier to laugh when you feel comfortable.
The crowd was in a good mood and the vibe felt good. And I don’t think it was just the two drink minimum.
Hosted by Marcella Arguello, the show featured up and coming young talent. 7 comedians and a DJ to be exact. Talk about variety being the spice of life. Where else are you going to find so much comedy packed into two hours? Heck, even DJ Joedobo got put into the mix and did really well, even if I could see him looking at the crib notes on his hand. Sorry, I’m too observant sometimes.
My favorite bit was by Nick Aragon. I will never look at the board game Clue the same way again. I’m just annoyed that I didn’t think of it first. My companion for the evening enjoyed Joedobo’s joke about Granite Bay even though he wasn’t sure why it was so funny to us locals.
All in all it was a great time. Here’s a piece of advice for you so called adults. Don’t be afraid to go out on a Wednesday night once in a while. The show started at a sane hour and was over so that I could be back home in time to watch Letterman before bed.
For what I was told was her first try at putting a show together, Marcella did a fine job. And if she graces Sacramento with another comedy showcase, I will definitely be there.
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