Monday March 11 Content Guideline: RRR
7:00p FREE/Fast Pass
The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show where standup comedians, plus ‘regular’ people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true drinking stories. Then you, the audience, can ask questions. We say that it’s a bit like adding tequila to the Socratic Method.
The show was created in 2011 by its host, Sean Flannery and routinely sells out in its home city of Chicago. Every Saturday an odd mix of story tellers, ranging from comics to CEOs to circus clowns, tell a packed audience some of their funniest drinking stories- complete with photos and voicemails from the events. The show has been a critic’s pick in The Chicago Reader, Timeout Chicago, Onion AV Club and more and in 2013 it was launched as a podcast.
The Blackout Diaries will be doing a special appearance at Laugh Fest- recruiting some of Grand Rapids own, funniest drunks to tell stories alongside professional comics.
The easiest way to describe Sean Flannery is: he’s attended the wrong wedding (twice). That mostly sums it up.
On stage, he shares wild, hilarious stories, while showing multimedia from the events: photos, videos, voicemails and more. Last year he combined many of these stories into a sold-out, critically-acclaimed one man show, called “Never Been to Paris”, about the last 10 times he nearly killed himself by accident. He is also the creator and host of “The Blackout Diaries” a show where comics plus ‘real’ people (cops, priests, teachers, etc) share true drinking stories and answer questions from the audience.
Sean made his television debut this year on Comedy Central’s new show “Mashup”.