Who cares about the beach, anyway?
Laff’s Comedy Caffe gives you an extra night of comedy just for staying home this long weekend.
The fun starts Thursday at 8 when around 40 comics step up for the club’s weekly open mic and deliver three-minute sets for your fun and scrutiny. There’s a two-item minimum, but admission is free, and audiences see some of the best jokes in town, along with a few clunkers. Some fans like those the best.
Whoever’s headlining Laff’s weekend shows often steps in to wrap things up at the mic. This Memorial Day weekend, that comic could be Warren B. Hall.
After five USO tours, he’s become favorite among U.S. troops in the Middle East. Hall describes his comedy as “98 percent clean”; the other two percent is adult innuendo. His jokes reflect a unique take on the small events and conversations that make up an ordinary life, including relationships of all kinds and that special way kids get on your nerves.
Hall is a regular guest on Sirius XM radio and the Bob and Tom Morning Show. He has appeared on Comics Unleashed, and opened for Lewis Black and Tommy Davidson, among others.
Featured on the same bill is Amy Miller, who was recently named Portland’s Funniest Person for her repertoire rooted in her poor-white-trash upbringing. By spinning her parents’ addictions and maladroit parenting into comedy gold, she also wound up a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing.”
The free Laff’s open mic is at 8 p.m., every Thursday at Laff’s Comedy Caffé, 2900 E. Broadway. Memorial weekend shows are at 8 and 10: 30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 26 through 28. Admission is $12.50, $17.50 for VIP seating. All Laff’s shows require a two-item minimum purchase. For reservations, a menu and artist information, visit laffstucson.com.
Look for Found Footage at the Rialto
The 2017 Found Footage Festival happens at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m.
Curators and comedians Joe Pickett, of The Onion, and Nick Prueher, of The Colbert Report, comb the nation’s yard sales, church bazaars and junque shops to bring us the intriguing kitsch, the dubious objets d’arte and the whimsical testaments to human creativity and decay that we crave, all via VHS. This year’s show included clips contributed by David Letterman.
Tickets are general admission, $10 to $12 at rialtotheatre.com, ticketfly.com or the Rialto Theatre Box Office, 318 E. Congress St. Details are at rialtotheatre.org