Comedian Barry Whitewater and Friends July 1
July 1 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Barry Whitewater has automatic respect for people who muster the nerve to go on stage and actually pursue their interest in comedy. His own fears kept him at bay until he was 40, and once he took the initial leap, he didn’t dare mention it to anyone. In fact, he’d been taking a comedy class at the Improv for weeks before he even told his wife what he was doing.
Whitewater is now far removed from that anxious newcomer he once was. He maintains a core of relatable charm, even when he manages to sucker-punch audiences with terrific, unexpected turns in bits that expose quirks in everyday life. His sharp eye for the idiosyncrasies lurking in experiences as common as camping or a night in a hotel – along with some game self-deprecation – has helped Whitewater become a go-to performer for area headliners looking for someone they can trust to deliver onstage. And, after winning over some of the top comics in the scene, he’s started to earn long-overdue opportunities with local comedy clubs, too. Usually, comics have to establish themselves on those weekend shows to gain the trust of headliners, but a combination of skill and (according to him) bad networking, helped Whitewater earn those opportunities anyway.