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Green Room Comedy

By William McCray Sutherlin

It has been a long time since Baton Rouge’s comedy scene was up to par.  However, several individuals are making it their mission to revive the Red Stick’s comedy culture.

“The Green Room started with an idea that my friend/comedian Alan Singleton had.  He wanted to book a fun show in Baton Rouge that tied in art, comedy, and music all in one night,” co-founder Jeff Beck explained.

Green Room
Spanish Moon
May 20 – 9 p.m.
$5 at the door  

“After he approached me with the idea, seeking for guidance, I encouraged him to make this a monthly event instead of just a one-time deal. We settled on a great name and location and began sending out emails to get the whole thing started. We reached out to Spanish Moon and The New Movement Theater.  They both said yes, and thus we birthed this eight pound baby called ‘Green Room.’”

The Green Room is different from other comedy shows around Baton Rouge for many reasons.  Taking place in an actual green room upstairs at Spanish Moon, this show will provide you an exclusive back stage feel, along with an intimate vibe.

It’s also one of the few comedy shows around town that incorporates improv comedy rather than just stand-up.

“My ultimate goal with the Green Room show is to just pique people’s interest in The New Movement Theater in New Orleans, and to have them see what we’re doing down here and how easily accessible it is for people that aren’t living in New Orleans,” Buck said. “We really want to book acts within the theater to come perform but we also plan on booking some bigger and more well-known comedians as well.”

The show will feature several local comics, as well as TREATS!, a musical improv show that intertwines stories, songs made up on the spot, and original choreography.

The shows inaugural evening will be hosted by Alan Singleton (@alonesingleton), and include stand-up performances by Jeff Buck, Ariel Elias, and Anthony Scontrino.

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