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Friday, January 16, 2009

Comedy, Wynton Marsalis, spiced bourbon

What a weekend at PP! Tonight kicks off the Charleston Comedy Festival. Several of the PP staffers and I went last night to a pre-festival improv show at Theater 99, and I was laughing so hard I was crying. Oh, laughter is simply the best.

The American Theater and Stars Lounge are just one of the six venues hosting the festival. Headliners this year are NBC's "Last Comic Standing" finalists God's Pottery. The duo of Gideon and Jeremiah, use a guitar and xylophone to sing hilariously irreverent religious tunes. Yes, really. In addition to those guys, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will put on three separate shows and previous years' favorites Buffoons, Hot Sauce and I Eat Pandas all return. I do recommend attending. Get your laugh on!

In other news, legendary jazz trumpetist Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform at Charleston Music Hall tonight. After the concert, The William Aiken House hosts "A Window Into Education" fundraiser gala. The black-tie gala benefits the Charleston Concert Association's education program and features entertainment by Quentin Baxter. I smell jam session, people!

Bundle up, folks, it's going to be a cold one. But never fear: the Spiced Monsieur at Fish will warm the cockles of your heart. Be safe. Wear a scarf.

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