In these turbulent times, when citizens are opting for stay-cations, home-cooked meals and other dollar-stretching activities, inexpensive local entertainment is definitely in vogue. To that end, a small group of Salt Lake City comedians has banded together to present a second night of laughter on the cheap. Last year’s debut was a resounding success, bringing more than 200 to the Tower Theatre.
The show runs like a co-op. All the performers in the show are friends. The Salt Lake Film Society provides the venue, and Honest Beverages is providing drinks for the audience (while supplies last). The money earned from the door is split between the comics equally. Last year, according to organizer and comic Adam Thomas Pritchard, they earned “enough for each comic to buy beer for a week and a half.”
This year’s show is scheduled to feature, in addition to Pritchard, improv duo Toy Soup (pictured above), Blake Bard, Levi Rounds, Cody Eden and 2009 Artys winner for “Best Clean Comic” Aaron Burrell. The show is open to all ages, but Pritchard warns, “It is definitely R-rated” (Burrell notwithstanding). Attendees will get a chance to see Utah comedians at their best, the theater will get $5-a-ticket butts in the seats, and the other 9th & 9th businesses will get plenty of foot traffic. For anyone who loves to support local businesses and performers, it’s a win-win.
Midnight Comedy Mayhem 2 @ Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Saturday, Nov. 14, midnight.