Whiskey Business returns to Red Space on Friday, November 9 - Limited Tickets Available Here!

Laugh Track 

Budding comic doesn't forget his lines anymore.

Lee Honeycutt learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to piss off club owners if you want to score points at a comedy competition. The 27-year-old Grafton native entered his first yukfest (at Hilarities in Cuyahoga Falls) last year. "I waited for people to laugh," he recalls. "As soon as somebody did, I got so excited that I forgot what I was talking about. The owner was mad that I froze, and he told me to get off the stage."

Since then, Honeycutt has expanded his attention span to win Bassa Vita's So You Think You're Funny comedy battle in March. He was also nominated last fall as one of Cleveland's "cleanest comedians" at the annual Grimey Ninety Comedy Awards. "I'm not against other comedians swearing," he says. "But I'm not going to tell dick jokes, because I can't write material like that." Instead, he cracks on pop culture, riffing on Hollywood blockbusters like Jaws, where "the shark ate everything except the cameraman." Honeycutt admits that "they're really stupid jokes. It's not smart comedy, just goofy. And sometimes people laugh."
Sat., June 10, 7 p.m.

Speaking of Highlights

More by Cris Glaser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation