For quips and giggles
But he says he’s not a joke teller.
“I just see everyday life and try to find things that are quirky and funny to me,” he said. “Like driving, traffic, family and kids, school.”
So what kind of comedian does that make him?
“A funny one,” he said.
He spends 30 weeks a year on a cruise ship, livening up the scene. The rest of the year he’s in Denver with his wife, Hannah Rockey. The pair lived out the teacher-and-student fantasy when he taught a comedy class. They also have an improv group called Plastered in Paris.
Rockey will be performing with Harms for the improv part of the show. The couple takes suggestions from the audience and then builds on it. The ultimate goal is to make people laugh.
“That’s our job,” he said. “People are looking for an escape from everyday life, the mundane or the routine. Especially in this day and age – we need to laugh.”
Why do people need to laugh?
“Laughter and penicillin are the best medicines,” he quipped.
Wren Wertin can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 949-0555, ext. 618.
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