The free shows and open mic night will continue at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at the pub’s upstairs Comedy Hideout. Plans are in the works for a second evening of comedy on Friday nights later this year.
Comedy has moved closer to home for Southsiders, said “Nervous” Vurn Glenn (standing). “Great comedy. No hassles.” He and his 12-year comedic partner, Marc “Munchie” Much, are the hosts.
Glenn is an accomplished guitarist/singer and has spent the bulk of his career playing rock ’n’ roll and country and western music with such stars as Tammy Wynette, Charlie Daniels and Bobby Helms.
Much came to the partnership via theater/opera/radio and television, most notably as principal performer/writer/producer of the “Bob & Tom Show” from 1983-91. Together, they serve up a unique brand of musical hilarity that keeps audiences across the Midwest laughing.
The remodeled Comedy Hideout resembles a New York or Los Angeles comedy room and features comfortable seating for 40, said owner Joe Demore, who can be reached at 782-1250 or 459-8483 for more information about the program.
The Gas Light Inn is known for its tenderloins, catfish and overall good food. A limited menu will be offered upstairs during comedy night. The historic building, which has been featured on A&E’s Biography channel’s “My Ghost Story” is believed to have been a hangout for John Dillinger.