Before the big holiday on Thursday, enjoy a night out with some standup and storytelling with Jim Krenn and friends at the Thanksgiving Eve Comedy Show at Harmony Ridge. Find out a little of what to expect from the show in Jimmy’s recent interview with Scott (the full article is below) and of the Beaver County Timesbuy tickets for the Comedy Show here…
Krenn cooking up pre-turkey day laughs
By Scott Tady firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy Krenn will perform a comedy show at the Venue of Harmony Ridge on Nov. 26.
HARMONY TWP. — The turkey, TV parade and meddling relatives can wait.
Thanksgiving Eve is more of a night to go out with friends or significant others for drinks and laughs, which should be plentiful Wednesday at the Venue at Harmony Ridge. Jim Krenn, a longtime morning man on 102.5-WDVE, will entertain at the Harmony Township venue, ladling on western Pennsylvania-flavored humor.
“I’m going to do my standup — an hour-plus show. I’ll have a couple of special guests that come through a couple minutes ahead, but it’s mostly going to be my standup and storytelling-type show.” Krenn said.
“I love doing it the night before Thanksgiving because that’s a great night when people get together and get to sleep in the next day for the most part. That night is traditionally a big party night, so I wanted to throw a party for everyone and give you a few laughs and kick off the holiday season and have some fun,” he said.
The Strip District native, now a successful podcaster and weekly humorist Fridays on KDKA-AM, said Beaver Valley residents have been loyal supporters throughout his career, stretching back to performances he did at the former Jeffries Landing in Bridgewater, and ‘DVE morning show broadcasts from places such as Kendrew’s Lounge in Aliquippa.
Krenn, 54, was one of the first local comics to poke fun at our region’s accents and personality quirks — traits that have come to define the now common term “Yinzers.”
Krenn characters such as hyper-serious mall guard Ben Klingston, stoner feline Ralph the Cat and uber-Yinzer Stanley P. Kachowski were beloved by radio listeners. Any of them could turn up Wednesday in his Harmony Township show.
“I’ll be doing a couple of newer impressions I’ve been working on,” Krenn said, citing Steve Buscemi and James Spader from “The Blacklist” as examples.
New stories about his Pittsburgh upbringing, witty pop-culture observations and a wry take on the holiday season all can be counted upon. Just in time for a holiday when we give thanks, Krenn plans a segment on how thankful we should be that certain actors turned down famous roles they were offered, such as John Travolta for “Forrest Gump.”
“I’ll get you ready for the holidays,” Krenn said. “I’ll give you my auntie’s favorite gravy recipe.”
He’s aiming for belly laughs the night before the turkey tryptophan and piles of side dishes kick in and make you drowsy.
“This is the laugh before your sleep,” Krenn said.
“Krenn cooking up pre-turkey day laughs” by Scott Tady, via TimesOnline.com: http://www.timesonline.com/entertainment/local_entertainment/krenn-cooking-up-pre-turkey-day-laughs/article_db0a40d4-6c4e-11e4-9380-9ffff27860a7.html