Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012 02:09
The University Program Council took to the outdoors Monday for its second comedy club of the fall semester.
As the Garden Theater lawn filled with students, Slate Entertainment, in association with Down Under Comedy Club, began Comedy Under the Stars.
“The UPC decided to host a comedy club in the Garden Theater because it is something different and unique,” said Kelsey Murray, a traditional events coordinator for UPC. “Slate Entertainment contacted us and wanted to see if we could put on a show on campus. So we decided to host in the Garden Theater because it doesn’t get used enough.”
Captain J-sin, the host for the evening, got the crowd excited for the first comedians to come on stage: Aaron Urist, Ben Bryant, Mitch Jones and Chris Carpenter.
Josh McCannon, the owner of the Down Under Comedy Club — located at 2656 11th Ave. — and a part of Slate Entertainment, was also in attendance.
“This is a great way to let Greeley know there is something else out there besides the club scene,” McCannon said. “The Down Under is the only comedy club in Greeley, so we host Monday nights as open mic nights and there is no cover.”
Some of the jokes told left members of the audience slightly uneasy, because they were classified as part of the blue comedy vein. Comedians’ acts also included many references to topical humor as well.
All of the opening acts, J-sin, Urist, Bryant and Jones were all very topical. Although, some of Bryant and Carpenter’s jokes received differing views from the audience.
Jones’ routine briefly recalled how his roommates never change the toilet paper roll and what kind of brand toilet paper he should buy.
“I instantly go to hell for wiping my butt with a puppy, and Kroger brand is made out of pine cones and broken glass and broken dreams,” Jones said.
Many students attended UPC’s second Comedy Club of the year, but not many thought that all the jokes were funny.
“I thought it was funny and entertaining,” said Sarah Yost , a sophomore recreation, tourism and hospitality major. “But some of them were off the mark. Chris Carpenter was my favorite because he didn’t tell as many sexual jokes as the others.”