Last Thursday I headed down to the M hotel/bar for the “Food, Clothing, and Laughter” drive. It was a “pay what you can” show that encouraged attendees to donate non-perishable items, and clothing to donate to those in need. This is by far one of the cooler venues I have checked out for comedy shows, it possessed a cool, dark vibe. There is a sectioned off part with a cool blue neon light effect and a disco ball. It was my first time at the venue, so finding it was stressful at first but I managed to arrive on time. The seats were pretty full, so finding a decent spot was a bit difficult. It’s hard to look inconspicuous with a pen and pad on my lap and not have people raise question. Finally, I settled on a seat near the pool table in the corner, and waited anxiously for the show to begin.
This fantastic show was hosted by Darren and featured Chris Locke as the headliner, accompanied by lovely humorists Emma Wilkie, Emery Fine, Molly Brisbois, John Selig, Christopher Dunn, and Bianca Yates. Such a lovely line up of comedians to kick off our holiday season! Everyone who participated that night did a really great job, I couldn’t help but smile the entire time.
I have seen Emma Wilkie perform before at the Blue Dogs and from the first time I laid eyes on her I knew she had something special. She is an utter delight to watch on stage, and very down to earth and sweet in person as well. Emma Wilkie knows how to please a crowd! That night she spoke of alcoholism, dealing with children, and a range of other hilariously funny topics. She admitted to not wanting to perform the rest of her set when she found out that the guy she was heckling in the audience was a cop. Too funny! Fantastic work Emma.
When John Selig made his appearance on stage I was seeing him for the first time. He totally reminds me of Jerry Seinfeld which I found pretty funny. He presents himself as a single, Jewish mid-thirties male, and his jokes are so well delivered, that by the end of his time on stage my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.
Another comedian that stood out to me that night was definitely the beautiful and charming Molly Brisbois who is a self-proclaimed “dating expert” and really knows how to deliver a punchline effectively. During her set she spoke of empty promises, drinking away a pregnancy, and her favorite pornography. All in all, too funny! This girl has got it going on!
Bianca Yates is the epitome of a California beauty queen right down to her valley girl voice and white blonde hair. I think every guy in the audience probably developed a little crush for her low-key that night. I certainly did. She had movie star presence, and an “Anna Faris”-esque cuteness to her. If you haven’t seen Bianca Yates perform live you definitely should!
In conclusion, I had an amazing time, All of the comedians really brought on the holiday cheer and laughter this night. To stay informed of future events being held at the “M” you can visit the official website here.