Each outing features at least four local comics from the rotating cast. Tonights roster includes sets by Mike Baker, Mike Polk, and Bill Squire. Blanchard will also be on board, griping about recycling, the war, and drivers in gas-guzzling vehicles. When youre filling up your Hummer, you cant bitch about gas prices, he says. Unless youre invading Chagrin Falls, theres no reason for Hummers en masse to go down to Trader Joes.
Blanchard hopes to expand the Improv gig to a bimonthly event in September. He says regional comedians should be in the national spotlight. Forget about old-time Cleveland-bred funnymen like Drew Carey, Bob Hope, and Martin Mull, he says. How about the Mike Polks, the Mike Bakers, and the Bill Squires? These are the guys youll talk about in 10 years.
Tue., June 19, 7:30 p.m.