The comedy scene in Santa Cruz

August 28, 2013

The Good Times of Santa Cruz explores the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene in the area.

I’ve been meaning to check out the comedy nights that started at Trout Farm Inn in Felton this summer. They’re held on Thursday nights.

From the Good Times piece:

“Stand-up isn’t a new thing, but lately there has just been more traction, as more and more people actually want to perform,” says George Kane, local comedian and emcee. “If they were on the fence about it before, they have decided to give it a shot.”

Kane recently formed two new comedy nights—Tuesdays at Red Restaurant and Bar in Santa Cruz and Wednesdays at The Mediterranean in Aptos—making him one of the key players in the blossoming local scene, which also includes weekly stand-up events at Surf City Billiards, Trout Farm Inn, and The Crow’s Nest, as well as Planet Cruz Comedy and Joe Hughes Comedy showcases at various venues around town.

Although Kane says Santa Cruz is experiencing a comedy boom, he also believes that the scene is constantly evolving. Between the tourist traffic and the constant arrival of new university and community college students, Santa Cruz County has new laughter-craving audiences every day.” 

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One Response to The comedy scene in Santa Cruz

  1. September 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for the posting! Comedy is certainly picking up in Santa Cruz. We live in very “funny” times. Many of us comics are recently laid-off, college graduates that can’t find a job, or we are working at jobs with very little pay. For us, spending 3-4 nights a week laughing and hopefully getting a giggle out of a few people, make it all worth it in the end. Felton Trout Farm also has the best burger in the area!

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