Kenan Thompson’s ‘Presents’ Coming to Lafayette
Didn't we just hear something about Lafayette Comedy bringing great talent to Lafayette?
Yes, we did.
We should say, "Lafayette Comedy brings great talent to Lafayette", because they've done it again.
Lafayette Comedy & Kenan Thompson Presents brings you "Kenan Presents: The Live Performance Showcase."
This showcase is to highlight emerging comedians and provide you with entertainment from up-and-coming comics.
In the past, Lafayette Comedy has been snagging some big-name entertainers for little ol' Lafayette.
From Dan St. Germain (HBO, Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon) to Mo Alexander (Comedy Central, Bob & Tom) and Dusty Slay, they are really reeling them into the Hub City.
Oh, by the way, did you catch Bobcat Goldthwait while he was in town? Yup, him too. and Tom Segura, Nate Bargatze, Mark Normand, Ms. Pat, Doug Stanhope, and so many others.
The Kenan Presents: The Live Performance Showcase is hoping to give the opportunity for the next big name in comedy to get his or her start in the business. Consider it similar to "American Idol", but for comedians. And not on television. And you can't call in or text to vote. But, yeah, just like AI.
Jason Leonard, the big brain behind Lafayette comedy, says that the "Presents" showcase for emerging comedians is the comedy search competition that could be the starting point for the next local comic to make it big.
But, he said, there can't be a winner if there are no votes - and that's where you come in.
On Saturday, Feb. 25th, there will be two shows at Club 337 inside the Doubletree Hotel on Pinhook Road in Lafayette.
Show times are 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $15 for general admission or $25 for VIP Seats (seating in the first 3 rows including left, right, and center).
These shows are designed for an audience of 18+, so dump the kids with your folks and come out and VOTE for the hottest comedians in Acadiana!
What are the comics competing for, besides the biggest laughs? The best of the best are competing for the opportunity to attend a live taping of Saturday Night Live, a gig at one of the premier comedy clubs in New York, and the opportunity to hang out with Kenan Thompson himself.
Oh: and other great prizes.
Just a note: Kenan Thompson does not attend all of his "Presents" productions, and will not be performing at the Lafayette show.
From the Simplyc360 website:
#KenanPresents established by Kenan Thompson to find the best comedians in the world. These stand-up comedians will hit the stage to perform their best material, in hopes of receiving a trip to the New York finale to perform for the national talent scouts, agents, and Kenan Thompson himself! Plus, the best comedian of the finale in NYC will be given the title of "Funniest Comedian in America" by Kenan Thompson.
And to put some ice cream with this cake, a portion of the proceeds raised from this event will go to the Cristian Rivera Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to find a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare pediatric brain tumor that claims the lives of 200-300 children a year.