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Comedy Palace: Carlos Azaraqui

23 Jul

Carlos Azaraqui and Me

Kevin:

This was a great night!

Savadra had tickets to the American Comedy Company and while we were on our way, I got a text from The Comedy Palace for free tickets to a show happening that same night with Carlos Azaraqui (Reno 911, the voice of the Taco Bell dog). I quickly made reservations!! The show at ACC ended in enough time for us to be there on time.

We’ve been there before for Mario Joyner which was a GREAT show! The line wasn’t that long to get in, which was GREAT, too.

The show was hosted by Zach Miller who broke down the house rules. We were veterans this time, so we knew what to expect – so we thought. He added some additional rules this round.

The first comic was Russell Hicks. THIS GUY IS HILARIOUS. The last time we were there he was the last opening act and he had us in stitches with is “improv” style, this time he was the first. I knew we were in for a good show with that arrangement. He’s skilled enough to keep the audience with nonstop laughs.

The next comic was a brother named Leo Flowers. Originally from Chicago, he was HILARIOUS, too. He covered domestic violence with grapes, his father, the audience and his light brown eyes (as well as how men deal with looking at them).This guy was as good as the headliner. He took Russell’s skills to the next level. I’d see him again.

The last guy was Carlos Azaraqui. This man was VERY funny. He talked about his 12 month old and how she keeps him up all day. He talked about being from a family from Argentina (he did an impression of his Mom – great stuff). He did sound effects, too. I plan on keeping up with him.

Quick story: While we were outside waiting to get in the club, we noticed these two guys who were , obviously, acts from the club, a tall black man and a short white-haired white man. I approached them and talked to them as if they were opening acts that I had seen before at the Comedy Palace. I’m being confident that I’ve seen them before and they confirmed I was wrong. Well, once they got onstage I didn’t realize that I was talking to Leo and Carlos. I felt like a complete dummy! I posted it on my wall that night (June 29, 2012).Wow.

Overall, the show was great!To be able to catch two shows at two venues in one night was even better!

The Comedy Palace

2 Jul

Savadra:

Anther night of comedy to add to the notches on my comedy belt lol.  We ahd the pleasure to see the comdey of Mario Joyner.  I love Aferican American comedians because they are able to say a lot that otheres cannot becasuse most races have to be politically – comically correct.  And us African Americans can take you to a whole other level when it comes to comedy.  For instance… Mario comes from a family of 8.  When asked how may boys to girls ratio… He has it classified as “3 shooters and 5 non shooters”.  Only my people!  I love my people lol. I have to say that Mario is very talented as a comedian and doing it for 20+ years makes him great at what he does.  And I have to admit that I couldn’t stop laughing the whole set.  

I also love the fact that the Comedy Palace showcases local talent.  Locals are the ones that end up making it big somewhere.  And if they choose to stay local they can still pay their bills!  I sooooo am glad that I have had the chance to see approximately 10 local San Diego comedians over the past few months (4 of which I saw at the Comedy Palace).

 From local comedians to local bands… San diego is very supportive of their own and will find a way for you to get your voice heard! 

You can always find something to do locally and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to create some great memories!!!

Kevin:

The Comedy Palace

I love comedy. I love to laugh. If you know me well enough, you know I laugh at everything.

So, a trip to The Comedy Palace to see Mario Joyner (Everybody Hate Chris, Comedy Central) hit the spot! The host started off with some “House Rules” that involved how to clap and cheer the acts. I was included in the instructions being the only “brother” in the audience, supposedly. You have to go to hear the rules because I’m not going to spoil it for anyone. The acts included:

  1. The Host – Zach Miller – This guy was definitely on point with the jokes. He kept the show flowing. A great talent.
  2. Matt Blag/Black? – This guy has a slow, “dry” since of humor for the intelligent listener. If you don’t pay attention to his slow pace, you could actually have a joke go straight over your head.
  3.  Zara Mizrahi – Female comedian who is a “Mexican Jew”. This girl was funny as hell.Very energetic. Quick witted. She has her stuff on iTunes, as a matter of fact.
  4. Russell Hicks – This guy was a regular there but hasn’t gotten popular enough to go on to Los Angeles to gigs there, too. Now this guy was extremely funny, witty and SHARP with the jokes.I can see this guy headlining, if he doesn’t already. His jokes were NON STOP!!
  5. Mario Joyner – The headliner. I’ve seen this guy all over Comedy Central and a number of TV shows, so, I knew who he was. I didn’t know he was as funny as he was. Yet, I knew he was a funny guy. On the way home, me and Savadra kept quoting him during the drive and we were cracking each other up (eve without his same delivery!).

Overall, the place had great food and drinks and the show was worth it. It also felt great to come into the show as VIPs. The line was long getting in, when all of a sudden, the line was roped off and we came in. Groupon did it again!!

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