"Sometimes I’m easily entertained, sarcasm goes a long way" by: Jessica Shepard

   We share a lot of generational overlaps at home, one of them being entertainment. 
   While everything doesn’t match up all the time, overall we enjoy music from the mid-1970s to early-2000s.
   It just depends on who you ask about their favorites.
   For example, when I go out to Bowlera Fun Center and Fat Boyz Pub & Eatery for karaoke night I’m more often than not going to sing along with 1980s classic rock hits than something older or newer.
   Mostly because those songs have been heard by nearly everyone and it creates a common sense of nostalgia.
   Plus, it levels the playing field between younger adults and older.
   Some things aren’t always like that.
   I grew up watching comedy re-runs like “The Three Stooges,” “Mama’s Family” and was an avid follower of “The Simpsons,” “Beavis and Butt-head,” and “That 70’s Show.”
   Plus, almost every other sitcom in-between when I could find something I liked.
   That being said, my usual default setting for comedy involves sarcasm and a lot of banter with a dash of family dynamics if I’m with my mom and dad – unless you count watching “Deadpool” movies, those are kind of universal.
   With my siblings or friends, we’re a bit more into adult content, cuss words and occasionally full of sex jokes, obscene gestures and observational.
   Either way, it seems like any joke or comedy it all hinges on the audience you’re trying to entertain.
   To that end, I have to be really honest and say that sarcasm and personal jokes are always the funniest to me.
   It also helps for the comedian to be animated and expressive in their work and I’ve seen a lot of that lately during comedy nights at Bowlera.
      Last week, I got to see Chad Thornsberry, a comic billed as being clean, PG-rated sort of guy.
   Clean comics perform acts that are generally free from profanity, explicit sexual content, and similar objectionable material.
   I’m not going to lie, the minute I saw the ad for his performance date and act, I was skeptical.
   Luckily, we live in a wonderful digital age where I can just Google anyone and anything – which I did in this case.
   Thornsberry’s jokes struck home and I spent the better part of an hour viewing his clips and laughing more than I expected to initially.
   So, I got a ticket to give him a chance to make me laugh in person and I wasn’t disappointed!
   That puts Bowlera’s comedy acts knocking it out of the park both times I’ve been out there.
   Plus, it leaves me ridiculously excited for the guy performing his week, John Lombardi.
   He performs comedy magic and ventriloquism with an adult audience in mind at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17.
   I mean, I’m still pretty terrified of puppets since the “SAW” movies came out, but, I’ll give him a shot. 
   The other bonus is that he’ll be playing a kid’s show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18; which is a great time to expose a child to comedy and there’s still that magic show addition.
   But, the best part is the price point, at a fraction of what big city clubs charge, spending $15 per ticket in advance or $20 at the door, you get an hour’s worth of laughs, at least.

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