Laughs In The Stacks: Stand-up Comics at Ferndale Library Aug 30, 2017

Laughs In The Stacks: Stand-up Comics at Ferndale Library Aug 30, 2017

FERNDALE, MI – Typically, you’d think uproarious laughter in a library would get you sternly shushed, but not on Wed., Aug 30, when the Ferndale and Berkley Libraries co-host “Laughs In The Stacks,” featuring sharply witty sets from superb local comedians. Skip the club scene and take in some stand-up before the sun goes down in a public library setting.  Aug. 30 at 7pm at Ferndale Area District Library 222 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale.

The lineup for “Laughs In The Stacks” features Ken Witzgall, Samantha Rager, Wesley Ward, Garri Madera, and Heather Jay Harris. This a free event for an adult audience; no registration is required.

“Laughs In The Stacks” is just another fun way in which modern libraries are letting their hair down more when it comes to their community programming, with creative ways of providing enriching entertainment to their patrons as encouraging their support of local artists. It’s also an example of 21st century libraries opting to collaborate as a means of bolstering a cumulative enrichment of their respective communities.

More about the performing comedians
Heather Jay H is a stand-up comedienne, playwright and producer of short films based in Detroit. She is a “champion of the urban dweller” according to her biography on Goodreads, as well as an advocate for more diversity in the comedy scenes. Harris will have copies of her new book, Maybe Shorty Should Be A Detective, available for purchase during “Laughs In The Stacks.”

Ken Witzgall: A WMU grad, Witzgall cut his teeth in Chicago’s formidable stand-up scene in the late 2000’s. His style recalls the charmingly acerbic bombast of icons like the late Sam Kinison, or Lewis Black. He co-produces the weekly Detroit Comedy Underground showcase at the Park Bar, downtown.
Samantha Rager: Rager mines her own personal stories, some of which can be dark and provocative, and sweetens the bitter with a signature joie de vivre delivery, inevitably disarming an audience into laughing with empathy.

Wesley Ward and Garri Madera are both well-established stand-up comics around the metro area, both bringing their own signature and sometimes surreal satires of everyday life to the stage with alacrity and verve.


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