By Miriam Raftery
August 28, 2013 (La Mesa) – “For my first show, I want to start off with a bang!” Eric Knowles told ECM. Knowles is launching a comedy show at the Regal Bar in La Mesa the last Thursday in each month at 8:30 p.m., starting August 29.
The opening program will feature nationally renown actor/comedian Tommy Chunn as well as is Brian Simpson, a regular at Mad House Comedy Club who helps produce the famed Comedy Juice shows.
Chunn “through highly animated facial expressions, physical contortions, masterful use of word-play, innuendo and dead on impersonations, tells stories which draw from the hardships of his own life experiences, falling nothing short of hilarious,” Knowles says. “His smart eclectic style breaks through the bounds of ethnic and social division.”
Chunn tells stories drawn from hardships of his own life experiences. An African American whose father was adopted by a man of Asian descent. Chunn grew up in Detroit before moving to San Diego and graduating from Patrick Henry High. He has appeared on HBO, FOX, 60 Minutes, Evening at the Improv, and B.E.T. Comic View, winning the producer’s choice award. He has appeared with Harry Belafonte, Roy Ayers, Isaac Hayes, Neal Pointer, Martin Lawrence, Dennis Miller, Tim Allen and Richard Pryor.
Simpson, the first feature act, delivers “laugh after laugh with a style that is smart and well planned. Brian Simpson is a dynamic comedian who is destined for comedic greatness,” added Knowles.