Comedy Works South threw a pot roast Wednesday evening, luring in over 300 hungry patrons for a feast of second-hand smoke and light-hearted mockery. Hosted by the affable Chuck Roy, the lineup included Comedy Works owner Wende Curtis; such club veterans as Roger Rittenhouse, George McLure and Steve Mudflap McGrew, local heroes including Nora Lynch, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald (carrying his suspiciously mellow chihuahua Yoda) and Josh Blue; and relative newcomers Jodee Champion, Derrick Rush and Sam Tallent.
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McLure and McGrew brought the wizened perspectives of recovering addicts to their performances, coaxing delayed laughs from an audience so thoroughly blazed that many of them needed a few extra seconds to absorb a punchline. The generational clash between the roasters on the dais contributed to the kind of comic tension that only kind can relieve.
Here are some of the best zingers from the pot roast. Mind you, these are not strictly verbatim, as memories of the evening are appropriately hazy.More »
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