Cloneapalooza, an outfit under the leadership of Chris Aldridge that coordinates and books events including comedy and live music, has assembled an evening of stand-up comedy set at Cheers in Puyallup (4110 S. Meridian). The jocularity happens May 6 at 8 p.m.
The evening of high humor will feature headliner Tyler Smith, who is famous as the creator of The Dope Show.” Smith is a Seattle-based comedian whose clever humor is gaining attention in the Northwest. He is known for his stoner wit, cracking jokes about taboo subjects not just to get a rise out of the audience, but to show people how humor can be found in the darkest of topics.
The show features Narin Vann. Cambodian-American Vann has been on television in the U.S. and Canada. Vann likes to make fun of his friends, family and popular culture. Along with being a comedian Vann is also an ordained minister who has officiated at many weddings.
The night’s lineup includes a bevy of local comedians who are sure to get your sense of humor itching: Jason Stewart, Richie Aflleje and Rachel Laurendeau.
Stewart is unapologetic in his delivery of stand up. hailing from Auburn he has developed a following as of late with his brash humor and hard hitting topics. If you like your comedy indusrial strength, Stewart is there to offend and to please.
Aflleje, the son of a father from Guam and a Mexican mother who was raised in Germany, practices a self-deprecating humor. From his unique vantage, he is able to critique American cultural stereotypes with keen observations. Using first-hand accounts, Aflleje has a unique ability to make light of precarious situations.
Laurendeau, a self-described “poor person,” makes fun of class differences with detailed and insightful vignettes. She is most known for her jokes about the silly things kids do, her awkward interactions, and the never-ending struggles of being a young professional woman with a negative bank account balance.
People who go to the Facebook event page, prior to the day of the show, and simply click “going” will be added to the list for free. Otherwise tickets cost $10 at the door. Capacity is limited to 130. Here is the event link: www.facebook.com/events/546423669053442/?ti=cl
You must be at least 21 years old to attend.
In addition to the comedy nights, Cloneapalooza also hosts musical shows at the Tipsy Tomato and The Safe House in Tacoma. At the end of each summer, Cloneapalooza puts on a gigantic weed-friendly music festival/campout. This year, the festival will take place in Randle, Wash. at Cascade Peaks campground, Sept 7-9. It will feature many of the comedians and musicians in the comedy and music series. For more on the festival visit www.facebook.com/events/1999446413641787/?ti=cl
For information on Cloneapalooza, visit www.facebook.com/CloneAPalooza.