Who are these comics at Brigett’s
We have a handful of newer comics that are not as proven yet. And then we add a couple of those guys with a couple of the regulars, plus that night’s featured performer. We have amazing local regulars that are just fantastic on stage. They should be bigger than they are now. They will be at some time soon. Sean connects with some touring comics come through and like throw down for like 15-20 minutes. It is good to have friends you know in the comedy business. We had Jann Karam at a recent show. She was on Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, David Letterman and like The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. “She's been around a minute and a friend of mine” Sean McCarthy. Jess Wood is coming in for a show. She is from LA, and she will appear on stage tomorrow night. We will get a big name or some touring comics coming through, and they will throw down for like 15-20 minutes.
Comedy in Phoenix
Comedy is strong in the Valley of the Sun, which is just big for anyone in the area that enjoys live entertainment. There are four or five comedy schools that have a stand-up comedy class in the metro area. At Brigett’s we invite a handful of those who are really funny to show you what they have in a seven-to-ten-minute spot. We currently have about 20 regulars that rotate through our show. The new comics are good enough to win an occasional spot on the stage.
Brigett’s comedy history
The comedy show has been going on since 2009. From 2009 to 2019, John Henry, a friend of Sean, ran the room for 10 years. He was going to have a farewell final show and then COVID hit. The show took a hiatus until the city allowed us to open again. John started the show again, but after ten years, he was ready for a farewell show on May 4th, 2021. Originally in 2009, John said, “Hey Sean, would you help me run this new show at Bridgett’s? I like the way you run your show. (Sean had a show at The Icehouse Tavern predating John’s, from 2009 to 2014) and we were/are friends.” Sean replied “John, you're fine, you can do it by yourself, I believe in you, just do what I do you'll be fine?” John said, “I'm doing what you do, but I'm doing it better” and we all laughed. Even business deals in this industry should be fun. Sean is the emcee and took over the booking and all facets of running the show for the last year.