Welp folks, summer is coming to a close. It will still be warm, but the months will start to end in “ber” and before you know it the month will start in “Dec” and end in “burr” from the cold. So maybe as preparation for indoor activities in the months to come you should start practicing by being inside one of metro-Detroit’s fine comedy establishments.
If you’re stuck at home this Labor Day weekend you are not alone. And what better way to not be alone then to be in a comedy club laughing? Luckily for you there is a plethora of comedy to go around. This weekend happens to showcase some of the funniest comedians to come out of Detroit.
Wednesday-Saturday Bill Bushart, the man who was named the “Best Comedian in Detroit 2010” by the Metro Times will be headlining at Joeys Comedy Club, in Livonia. You have six chances to see the man the Detroit Fee Press called “a drill sergeant with a smart mouth”. Shows are wed-thurs at 8pm., Sat-Sun 8 & 10:30. Visit Joey’s website or call for more information.
Appearing at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase Friday & Saturday will be Nate Fridson. Nate is a fast rising star out of the Detroit Comedy Scene. Recently he moved to New York but will be back this weekend. Nate has performed at the prestigious Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was a finalist in the New York Comedy Contest. Don’t miss him while he’s here! Showtimes at 8 and 10:30. 10 dollars for tickets in advance (before 5 pm the day of the show) and 12 dollars at the door.
Dave Landau, another made in Detroit comic, recently moved to L.A., will be in town this weekend performing at Connxtions Comedy Club in Lansing. This is a little bit outside the metro-Detroit area, but well worth the drive. Dave has been on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham as well as three seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. You do not want to miss this hilarious-ness. Showtimes are Thursday 8 pm, Friday-Saturday 8 & 10:30. Visit the website or call for more information.
None of these shows are expensive by any means averaging about 10 dollars, but lets say that’s too much for you (as may be the case) Let’ say you want more bang for your buck. Well this week the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak is giving you just the opportunity you need. Because of the annual Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival, (which by the way you should also check out) the Comedy Castle is closed this weekend. As a result they will be having not one, but two open mics; one on Wednesday and one on Thursday. The cost for either is only 3 dollars! Both shows start at 8 pm. Come out and see some of tomorrow’s starts today. For only 3 dollars you can see upto 12 comedians!
To see the best comics to come out of Detroit (and some still trying to get out) come out and see any or all of these shows! BBQ during the day, laugh at night!