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Laughs all around

Wren Wertin

“My show is really crowd interactive,” he said. “I just go out into the crowd, and talk to people so they say funny things. I manipulate the audience into laughing. They don’t know it’s happening, and especially at a high altitude they go easy under my spell.”

He’s not a hypnotist, he’s just able to push the right buttons. Presto: giggles by the barrels.

Interviewing Jordan was like getting a sneak preview to he show:

“My parents are 60 years old and they still live at home,” exclaimed Jordan. “What losers. They should move out and give me my space.”

He’s worked numerous jobs, which has given him insight into the various insanities of everyday life.

“I used to be a lifeguard, but some blue kid got me fired,” he said.

Jordan has been traveling across the country, telling jokes, for the better part of 10 years. He plays intimate venues, such as Club Chelsea, and grand rooms, such as the Paramount Theater in Denver. One of his favorite gigs is corporate work, when he’s paid to make fun of the boss during banquets and whatnot.

“You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to do stand-up comedy,” he said. “Whatever people have, whatever they give you, well, I just try to make people laugh. Laughter is the last thing we have left. Once you lose laughter you might as well fold up.”

He promises the show won’t be offensive, though it might toe the line.

“Delivery is everything, and I deliver within 30 minutes,” he promised.

Club Chelsea will be hosting Comedy Night periodically throughout the season. For more information call them at 476-5600.

Wren Wertin can be reached via e-mail at wrenw@vaildaily.com or phone at 949-0555, ext. 618.


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