Off the Clock
3:14 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Amateur hour

Does the idea of standing up in front of a bunch of strangers and trying to make them laugh seem horrifying or exhilarating? For some people it’s both. This week, we explore the world of stand-up comedy and discover what kind of person willingly puts themselves out there.

Have you ever watched a stand-up comic and thought to yourself, “I’m funnier than that guy. ” Well, there’s a place in Columbia where you can give it a shot. Right on Broadway, Eastside Tavern holds a weekly amateur comedy night, the “As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show. ”

KBIA’s Jessica Pupovac went to the show to find out what’s driving these would-be comedians and whether they could

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