Headliner: Kris Shaw
It may just be a live microphone in a small spotlight, but when Kris Shaw steps up to it, the experience is unlike anything you’ve come to expect from stand up comedy. Kris is a storyteller who, with quick bursts of wit and carefully crafted silences, keeps the audience engaged through everyday observations and tough topics alike. His slightly askew but loveable style disarms and charms from the first setup to the final punch line. There isn’t so much as a hint of meanness in his spirit, and that good energy spills onto the stage and beyond. You will find yourself laughing out loud, delighted at how easily you relate to this uniquely funny guy. Kris has appeared in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama “Close To Home”.
Opener: JR Berard
After scoring the sought-after role of “student” in the 2010 short film Guilty Shoes, J.R. Berard decided to leave his prestigious career at The Home Depot to pursue comedy and show biz full time. Like so many others of his ilk, J.R. calls Seattle home when he’s not on the road entertaning audiences in colleges and comedy clubs in the Northwest. Aside from having trouble meeting women, J.R. also berates himself for having a body that he’s pretty sure only looks good once you’ve turned the lights off and being a “lover of ‘Galactic cake,’ musicals and football.” Your guess is as good as ours.