Chuckle fans have enjoyed two years of monthly injections of comedy provided by the Laughter Lounge and this weekend the hilarity continues thanks to promoters Rod Jefferson and Brad Watts.
Drew Fraser and B. Cole are on at the Great Room in the Strand, under Elements nightclub on Friday and Saturday night, from 8pm.
Fraser began his career in Boston, Massachusetts at the world renowned Nick’s Comedy Stop before moving to New York where his career really took off.
His first television appearance was on Showtime At The Apollo and since then it’s been a slew of appearances on all the high-profile events, including Def Comedy Jam and BET Comic View.
Fraser has received awards for his stand-up acts and hosts Amateur Night at New York’s iconic Apollo Theatre. He also warms up for The Queen Latifah Show.
B. Cole is a comedian, actor, writer and movie producer who has also appeared on many of the top stage and TV shows and also had parts in the hit films Love Jones and Barbershop
Jefferson says: “We are very excited about how things are going at this point. The shows have been selling out each month and we are getting rave revues on all of the shows. It has become a common thing after a show to hear ‘you have just gotten yourself a regular at the Laughter Lounge’.
“We are amazed at where we are so far. With entertainment you never really know how it will be embraced. Even if you have a great product, the hardest thing to do is to get people to break their normal habits and come see what you are doing,” he says. “We’re not doing anything special for the birthday weekend, just trying to put on a great show. We actually celebrated last month with the Lioness Invasion.”
Laughter Lounge will be holding their second comedy festival from 9-13 January. Comedian-actor Gary Owen from the movie Think Like a Man will be opening the festival and it will feature comedian AJ Jamal and George Wilborn from the Michael Basdin show. The incredibly popular Michael Colyar will be returning.
Jefferson says: “We have a lot more names that we are excited about, but we are waiting on confirmations. We also have some celebrities and NFL players coming down.
“Finally, we want to thank Corona, Absolut, Cayman Airways, Comfort Suites, the Department of Tourism, Bernie Bush and everyone who supports the Laughter Lounge.”