If comedy is the best medicine, Baby Boomers, it’s time to roll up the sleeve.
Goonie’s Comedy Club will provide multiple injections by hosting “Boomer’s Night” starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Comic veterans Tammy Nerby and Dean Johnson will be featured and the show will be hosted by Rochester’s Jeff Larson.
The Goonie’s show is being billed as a pilot, because if it proves successful, the comedy is considering a once-a-month program geared toward Baby Boomers. A similar show put on two years ago was successful and set the stage for Wednesday’s show.
“We have had a lot of interest in this type of show since we did one two years ago,” said Goonie’s general manager Mark Klampe. “We’ve got a great seasoned host in Jeff Larson. It’s a really good lineup. If we get the support we hope for, we know plenty of comics that are over 55 that will be more than happy to help keep things fun and fresh.”
Here’s a look at the featured performers:
Tammy Nerby has a slightly demented view on life, and why wouldn’t she: She was raised a wholesome Lutheran girl from Minnesota. Her twisted observations about marriage, family and her life have made her popular in comedy clubs and military bases worldwide. And she’s just not a comedian. Nerby has recorded hundreds of voice-overs for television commercials with clients such as K-Mart, Target, Best and Dairy Queen. Nerby makes her home in Rochester.
Dean Johnson is a Minnesota comedy veteran, having performed for more than 20 years. Johnson and his tiny guitar have been featured on “Prairie Home Companion.” His dry wit and homespun style have also played clubs and concert venues across America, Canada and the Cayman Islands. “Comedian” isn’t the only hat he wears. He’s also a certified auctioneer and honorary Colonel just in case the comic stuff doesn’t work.
Rochester’s Jeff Larson will play the host. At 60, Larson was looking to try something new and hosted his first unofficial gig several years ago. The occasion was a roast of his departing boss. To everyone’s shock, Larson was hilarious. He’s been a fixture at Goonie’s open mic every since. Since retirement, Larson applies his comedic insights to answer age-old Boomer questions: Did I sit on my sandwich? Who stole my keys?
If you go
What: Goonie’s Comedy Club presents “Boomer’s Night.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.
Where: Goonie’s Comedy Club
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and are available at the box office or be reservation at 507-288-8130.