Al Ernst - iphone video
Ryan Van Genderen - iphone video
One of the nicest assets to our neighborhood is The Moon. Everyone in town knows about The Moon and where it is. When anyone wants to find our place - I just say "go to The Moon - that red light is Seminole Drive - go south 1/2 mile and that is our place."
The Moon used to be an A & P Store - it would be nice if that were there too :-)
The Comedy Store is a national chain of small comedy clubs. Simply - you pay a small admission - buy a few drinks and snacks - and laugh your butt off. Last night was the grand opening for The Comedy Store At The Moon. It used to be across town - but closed last year. We are delighted it chose The Moon to reopen.
We can walk 1/2 mile from our home - drink in complete safety - and not worry about who is driving home. We can be in bed before the room is fully cleared.
They offer two shows on Friday and Saturday night at 8 PM and 10 PM. The room holds maybe 100 tops.
Last night at 7 - I asked Lulu if she wanted to go - we got showered and dressed - we bought tickets at the door. They offered $12 and $20 - the $20 was for the VIP reserved front tables. We sprung for the extra close seats - I wanted to test my new eye. The room filled pretty quickly.
There were 4 comics. First Johnny Ray - a local from Quincy was the emcee. He has always been good - a nice warmup - but I'll bet he could feature elsewhere. Next - it went so fast - I did not catch her name. A pretty young lady did a short set. We later learned that she was the wife of Ryan the opening act. I wish I had my camera ready for her - she did some very animated humor.
The two features were really good - Ryan Van Genderen and Al Ernst. You can read their bios at the end.
During the show - I realized the people next to me and behind me were there on the $12 tickets - the ticket I will buy next weekend. :-)
Drinks were reasonable - in the $4 and $5 range. Snack was also hot and tasty. Even in the exclusive front row we got out of there for $55 total - drinks - snacks - tickets.
After the show - we got home quickly - even with a buzz on.
The Moon is a nice club - we have seen Willie Nelson there - and the Fab Four (Beatles Replica Ban). We are looking forward to many more Comedy Store nights.