Comedy in Los Gatos

In order to bring more comedy to Los Gatos, Pharaoh is asking what you want.

As a professional comedian, I know when I walk into a room, I am going to make the audience laugh. In October, I performed at the Masonic Hall in Los Gatos, and although pre-sale tickets were low, there was a decent turnout for the show. I headlined, and brought Jason Mack to emcee, and Veronica Porras to feature.

The overall show went ok. I was overwhelmed by anything, but I wasn't over excited about anything as well. The audience was mixed between 35-60 which was fine with me, but I think that some of the audience was unaware of my style of comedy. They may have been more shocked than found humor in some of the things I said.

I also received a few phone calls asking me the nature of the show, and if it was appropriate for kids. I honestly said no, as I wouldn't want to have to tame my show down at the last minute, and wouldn't feel as comfortable if a youth was in the room. Although there were some older people in the audience, I always go in with a mentality that they know way better what I am talking about.

However, I enjoyed the venue, and I enjoyed bringing comedy to Los Gatos. Many of the people thanked me for my performance, and thanked me for bringing comedy to Los Gatos. There are two things I would like to know, and I hope the readers will respond.

There needs to be 2 shows because the room is small but intimate (150 people). With that being said, do you think the early show should be PG-13, and then the later show could be grown folks show only?

Would you agree to a 2 drink minimum like a comedy club if I made the price of admission $10? Basically, it is common for a comedy club. Although this wouldn't be a comedy club per say, I think I can create a comedy club feel, but even more intimate.

Also, feel free to give any constructive thoughts that you like. I will take any into account, and look forward to seeing you at the next show.

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K January 02, 2013 at 08:27 PM
I like the idea of bringing theater and sit down live entertainment back to Los Gatos. Unless you want to hang out at a bar not much to do especially with movie theater closed. I personally am not looking for lots of cursing for shock treatment - personally shows lack of imagination when overdone; looking for witty, creative talented entertainers who know how to form good material and make you think at the same time, laugh at the human factors. Maybe slip in a bit of learning and broadening the minds within the material when possible. (Answering questions no one feels comfortable asking etc... all in plain good fun.) I am not a big drinker so no problem with two drink minimum - after all you need to make some money - but one drink for me is a lot so my second drink would be non-alcoholic... Would be cool if some localized humor about events was part of it at times... if was possible when appropriate... Missed your last show due to other plans at the time but did see the advertisement online so better getting the word out needed. Maybe get word out at Sunday Farmers Market, a show outdoors in good weather... local coupons on back of tickets, Best of luck!
K January 02, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Would be nice not to have to drive into San Jose for some decent entertainment... some other nightlife besides drinking and talking over food! How about humorous exercise! ... unique... and plenty who would not mind moving instead of sitting...
James George June 30, 2013 at 09:50 AM
I think comedy shows are generally for adults. The 1st show should be the same as the 2nd. 2 drink minimum is no problem. That's what you expect when you go to a comedy venue. I am mid 60's it's not easy to shock me. I love comedy but don't want to be grossed out just for the gross factor. It needs to be funny.


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