However, if you do like a good side-splitting laugh, set some time aside for the Griffen Theatre's Comedy competition next week.
Join the fun as 26 comedians compete in the Witch City Comedy Contest for a $200 cash prize. Winners will be determined by audience votes, which means you control the contest! Some of the comedians have been performing at professional clubs in Boston, others have had just a handful of performances, but all are out to win! Each show will be hosted by actor/comedian Erik Rodenhiser and will feature a closing set by a professional Boston comic.
Here's Who's What When:
Friday, August 20, at 8 p.m.
Featuring Alison Debnam of Salem, Matt D. from Somerville, Rowley native Matt Kona of South Boston, Renee Reynolds of Burlington, Peter Bakula of Peabody, Ed Vezina of Lowell, Alynn Allman of Clinton, Beverly native Jeff Koen of Newburyport, and Dan Burke of Groveland.
Saturday, August 21, at 7 p.m.
Featuring Kellie Donlon of Danvers, Gordon Ulen of Peabody, Tim Messenger of Boston, Dan Lee of Wakefield, Peabody native Bob Gigliotti of Essex, Chris Cameron of Newburyport, Jim McQuaid of Boston, and Dave Twohig of Wakefield.
Saturday, August 21, at 9 p.m.
Featuring Winston Kidd of Andover, Jeff Epstein of Marblehead, Chris Dimitrakopoulos of Peabody, Kristin Seltman of Boston, Hamilton Johnson of Methuen, Joe Espinola of Peabody, Mac Livingston of Methuen, Methuen native Chris Poublon of Dracut, and Mike Abramson of Newton.
Saturday, August 28, at 8 p.m.
The final show! See who wins it all... the glory, the applause, the greenbacks!
And here's how much:
Tickets for each show are $12 in advance, $15 at the door,
Reservations: email@example.com or call (978) 825 0222.
Advance tickets to three shows, including the final night are only $30.
Seating is limited, so reserve today.
In the photo: Beverly native Jeff Koen, Erik Rodenhiser of Salem, Kellie Donlon of Danvers