We’re not gone! Let’s play ‘catch up’.

Whew! It’s been quite awhile, you’d have thought the the comedy scene had dropped off the face of the earth. This is quite odd considering all the people on TV and in contests.

On the contrary, the scene has been thriving to the point where this author just hasn’t had the time to update this blog. Soooooo much has taken place. We’ll talk about the good and the bad, first the good.

The Good.

We have a new venue in Keizer called The Dugout for shows which makes for 3 more nights of comedy a month. One of those shows is an ultra slick professional deal with a door charge and legit road/tv comics.

We have still have an open mic on Mondays at the Triangle Inn.

The Half-Penney has comedy night every other Wednesday and some of us comics get up there and we do our thing.

We have new people telling jokes like Jared Richard and people who have done it longer starting to take it more seriously like Justin ‘Juice” Hrabik.

We had a contest at the Dugout. It was a success.

The bad.

The showcase at The Triangle is no more.

The showcase at The Silver Spur is no more.

All in all 2011 was a great year for Salem comedy, I personally wasn’t around for earlier years, so I can’t say it was the best, but it’s happening. Have you been out to a show yet?