Ladies and gentlemen, our city-wide nightmare is over. That’s right; Enron Presents: The Montgomery Ward and Friends Comedy evening is back! We’ve missed you all so much, and to show you how much you mean to us, we present to you this possibly overly-stacked lineup:
Your headliner, Clark Jones
I’m making no exaggeration when I say that Clark Jones is one of my favorite comics in the city. Clark is one of those rare performers that can charm just about any crowd he steps in front of. I dare say that he could even win over a crowd of white supremacists who harbor very reactionary attitudes toward neckwear. It would be touch-and-go for a little bit, but I have faith he’d win them over in the end. Clark recently performed with his group The Starting Five at the Just For Laughs festival, and we are quite excited to bring him to you this week.
Charlie Bury goes by many aliases. Young Bury. The Big Baby. @CharlieSaturday. That beaming smile, that southernfriedplaya delivery; there are very few things about Charlie that aren’t just top notch. He’s a cast member of the Lincoln Lodge, and not for nothing. Great jokes, good accent work, and vivid, well-drawn characters; in the business we call that the full package.
Liza Treyger is one of those rare types of comics that kind make me a little uncomfortable. It’s just that watching her perform feels like getting an unfiltered glimpse into her mind, which in the case of most comics would be a terrifying thing. Not so with Liza. Somehow, you take that candid look into her brain, and you’re overcome with relief that it’s so funny and delightful in there. Liza’s an amazing performer, has traveled far and wide, performing comedy with some of the best in the business, and we’re oh so glad to have her with us this week.
Jeff Steinbrunner is an amazing comic, but before you come see him live, we have to give you a fair warning. You will be tempted to look him straight on, but if you do, you do so at your own risk. Word on the street is that back in September of ’09, and audience member was really enjoying Jeff’s set when he made a classic mistake: he made eye contact with Jeff’s massive smile. The next day, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Sure, it could be a coincidence. Sure, the guy was a pretty heavy smoker and had a bad paint-huffing habit. Me, I wouldn’t risk it. Enjoy his comedy, but resist the siren song of that wide, enticing grin.
The drink specials will be a-popping, and the party will rage on long after the comedy is done. We can’t wait to see you there.