The GR8 CRIS, Cris Larson, is coming to Susanville Saturday, Sept. 13 for Susanville’s First Comedy Night, hosted by Sunrise Rotary and Lassen Land and Trails Trust. Photo submitted

First Comedy Night comes to Susanville

Get ready for a night of laughing at Susanville’s First Comedy Night featuring local comedians at the open mic and national touring comedian The GR8 CRIS.

Hosted by Lassen Land and Trails Trust and The Sunrise Rotary Club, locals can escape for the night for an evening of fun with doors opening at 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sept. 13 at the Monticola Club House, located at 140 S. Lassen St.

“It’s a nice, easy, relaxed evening,” said Sunrise Rotary Community Service Chair Gary Felt. “Have a few laughs and have some fun.”

Open mic starts at 6:30 p.m., and local comedians can try their best jokes on a very receiving crowd.

“If you think you’re funny, we’ll give you a chance,” said Felt.

The GR8 CRIS, Cris Larsen, a national touring and clean comedian, will take the stage around 7 p.m.

According to his website, “A national touring comedian, Cris mixes a dynamic version of high energy and story-telling to engage audiences from 8 to 80 … (his) energetic personality and adaptability have served him well in countless events as a master of ceremonies and fundraiser.  Past events have included the MS Walk, Relay for Life, several military functions, and school auctions.”

The winner of three comedy competitions, he has appeared on NBC’s “Fraiser,” the Food Network and JP Patches.

“He’s worked with comedy legends Rich Little and George Miller, singer Pat Boone, actor Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, as well as football hall-of-famer Terry Bradshaw,” his website read.

Larsen, a friend of Felt, noted he would be traveling through town and offered to do a show while he’s on tour.

Felt, eager for the chance to bring a new event to the area, helped arranged Susanville’s First Comedy Night.

It’s just something different for Susanville,” Felt added.

Funds raised will go back into the community, he said.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at Margie’s Book Nook or the Chamber Office. The price of the ticket includes one complimentary drink. There will be a cash bar at the event.
However, attendance is limited to about 100 people, Felt added, so be sure to get tickets early to avoid missing out.

For more information, call Felt at 360-509-7032.

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