Hell Gigs: J Chris Newberg plays to audience of four at Cleveland State University

You know how people sometimes glamorize the life of a touring stand-up comedian?

Yeah. Well. Not always. Sometimes you have to endure some hell gigs. This is what faced J Chris Newberg last night when he played the student center ballroom at Cleveland State University. Four people. Six if you count the tech guy and the other guy standing (who appeared to be merely supervising?). Newberg titled this video "Smallest Comedy Crowd Ever?" I think I've seen smaller, but Newberg teases there'll be another video to come.

Roll it!


I wonder how well Kyle Cease and Steve Hofstetter drew in that room last month? Maybe they'll fill us in on this cushy comedy room!

Sean L. McCarthy

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