Drury Students Producing Comedy Show
Because frigid temperatures on Thursday lead to school being canceled, the Drury Comedy Coffee House featuring Moody McCarthy has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 7, (doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7). All current ticket holders will have their tickets honored on that night and tickets are still available here.
The New York City comedian is being brought to the high school by Drury Performing Arts Management program as part of the Drury After Dark Series.
"He is hysterical, and he is very witty," DPAM student Yvonne Koperek said. "It is definitely a clean show and it is very inclusive. He has been on many nighttime shows."
McCarthy has performed on "Conan," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "America's Got Talent," "Last Comic Standing IV" and "Star Search."
Fellow New York City comedian Mike Speirs will open for McCarthy and Drury student Quintin Demarsico will be the emcee.
"He is pretty funny he likes to set up comedic stories," Koperek said. "He definitely builds on puns."
Coffee and baked goods will also be available at the event and DPAM has added couples seating this time around.
"We did add some couples tables so we have waitstaff tables of four but we decided to add tables of two for people who want more of a date-night feel," Koperek said.
She said the show is entirely student driven and the class does everything from interacting with the artists to running the lighting to the advertisement.
"We draft press releases and we like to hang up professionally printed posters which we design," Koperek said. "We post a lot on social media. The students control the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram."
She added that the class is a great educational experience and really helps guide students through the business and production side of live performance.
"It is very eye-opening this completely opened me up to a new arts world that helped me figure out what I wanted to do for schooling and s career," she said. "So it is a really great program."
DPAM has produced a variety of shows through the program's existence and Koperek said they are really starting to garner a following.
"We are slowly definitely building a crowd of frequent flyers," she said.
Koperek urged residents to come to the show to support the students and maybe experience something new.
"There will be tasty baked goods and some good coffee. It is just a really intimate vibe and is a real coffee house style show," she said. "I heard some people say they aren't into certain kinds of shows like comedy but when they come to see us they are really entertained. It is just a nice experience to have."
The show is Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Only tables can be reserved online.
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