A couple of months ago, Brad K. Evans joined friends at a movie, and although he doesnt remember the flick they saw, he vividly recalls the fun they had hurling popcorn at the screen, each other, and anything else in range of their lethal kernels. Hence the inspiration for tonights inaugural Food Fight Comedy Nite, during which audience members will be encouraged to express their opinions about participating comics by giving them the gift of groceries at a high rate of speed.
Were going to have cream pies, boxes of Twinkies, tomatoes, notes Evans, wholl host the evenings festivities as well as subsequent editions scheduled throughout the summer. Were definitely going to be monitoring people at the door to make sure theyre not bringing apples or cantaloupes, he adds. We dont want anybody to be wounded.
Fortunately, the dozen comics slated to perform wont be entirely defenseless. Were hoping the comics will have food as well, Evans points out, so that if the audience sucks, theyll be able to retaliate.
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Sounds funny, in a potentially painful way.
Food Fight Comedy Nite takes place at 10:30 p.m. at the Lions Lair, 2022 East Colfax Avenue; admission is $5. For more information, call 720-350-8411 or go to www.denverfoodfight.com.
Thu., June 19, 10:30 p.m., 2008