Tuesday, January 6, 2015



http://static.wixstatic.com/media/968693_92ec6a9defbd4b66a4023c62cf26c451.jpg_srz_p_747_498_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzTemecula, CA – There is a famous line out of Ferris Bueller about life moving pretty fast, and if you don’t stop to look around, you just might miss something. As the scene historian of this ‘fast sticks’ valley, that outlook is particularly true if you travel with the likes of Ivan Promotions and Full Value Entertainment. Periodically you have to peek out from your catbird perch, observe, and enjoy life like Ferris, with a big smile.

Putting a big smile on faces January 6, Tuesday, at the Ontario Improv, at 8pm with an all star line up of comics from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and more is Connor McSpadden, a stand up MC comic host that I first saw and laughed at with IP when he was at Ontario’s M15 Club, site of his first two Club Cosplay extravaganzas. Sipping on a beer, I was prepared to be underwhelmed by some up and coming comic, trying too hard to be funny or being too hip. 3 jokes in, I walked over to Ivan and asked, “Where did you find this guy?”

Most humor today is observational because nobody writes jokes outside of Hollywood where you get paid, but life, as you look around, is funny in bits and pieces. On some levels this point of view is ironically so but the trick is how to reveal this in a way not mean or cheesy, but just an everyman look at the way life is now. In my work, Memoirs, my flair reflects both a satire at the obvious and a surprise at the hidden but the glance is always in retrospect since I penned the original in 2001 and the story starts out in 1963. Connor’s observations replace satire with innocence but retain the everyman POV of today with no look back. He hasn’t lived long enough for that yet. This comedy is fresh.

As the world gets darker, the reason to start the new year off with a laugh is more evident and apropos. Luckily Dynamite Comedy and the Ontario Improv Comedy Club Inland Emperors look to brighten the first new week. Join us tomorrow for the review, here.

Tonight's show is at 4555 Mills Cir, Ontario CA 91764 | Free parking in lot | Doors open at 7pm, Dinner reservations available

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