No Improv This Week (Jan 6th) In Keizer, Moving To Sundays Soon

As some of you may already know, we’re bringing back First Friday Stand-Up Comedy to Keizer Homegrown Theatre in 2023! And that means we’ll have to move our improv classes to a time in which they can use the full two hours. So, while we’re taking this month off to make things fit into the schedule, we’ll still be offering our McMinnville class on Jan 16th (https://whosewinemac.eventbrite.com/) be back in February with terrific shows and classes!

Feb 3rd – Stand-Up Comedy with Cory Michaelis in Keizer, OR https://corymichaelissalemkeizer.eventbrite.com

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Four different events in just 30 hours! July 1st (Keizer) & July 2nd (McMinnville & Newport)

We’re going to be busy this weekend! First Friday Comedy at the Willamette Valley Comedy Club @ Keizer Homegrown Theatre (KHT) is back for July with two terrific events for the Salem/Keizer area!

We start Friday, July 1st off at 6 PM with our all-ages Intro To Improv in Salem/Keizer, OR class with instructor Tina Högström and get it really kicked off at 8 PM with our monthly comedy showcase.

Coming all the way from Bend, 4 Jesters & A Queen is a comedy showcase featuring an array of up-and-coming comics hosted by the Queen of the show, Deb Auchery. (All of this month’s free tickets have been grabbed, but Reserved Seating is still available!)

Tickets for Intro To Improv (6 PM) – https://introtoimprovsummer.eventbrite.com/

Tickets to 4 Jesters & A Queen (8 PM) – https://fristfridaycomedy.eventbrite.com/

And then on Saturday, we have two different laugh opportunities for you! In downtown McMinnville at 3rd Street Pizza Company’s Moonlight Theater, Marc Yaffee will be delighting the masses with some top-notch comedy that has been seen on TV’s Showtime Network, Dry Bar Comedy, and PBS.

Tickets for Marc Yaffee in McMinnville (9 PM) – https://marcyaffeeinmac.eventbrite.com/

And for those looking for an excuse to visit the coast, PNW Comedy will be in Newport at Jack Sprats Bayfront with the hilarious duo of Amanda Arnold and Ryan Danley! Plus the very funny Dash Thompson. Headliner Amanda Arnold has had her stand-up comedy featured on the FOX TV show “Laughs” and Ryan Danley is an up-and-coming comedian and writer that has had his work featured on the comedy/satire site TheHardTimes.Net.

Tickets for Amanda Arnold & Ryan Danley in Newport (9 PM) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-jack-sprats-bayfront-in-newport-w-amanda-arnold-more-tickets-360218492207/

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Comedy w/ Daniel Van Kirk (Dumb People Town, Bob’s Burgers, Comedy Central) in Salem/Keizer, OR on March 4th!

Named a Comic To Watch by Comedy Central, Daniel Van Kirk is a comedian that you might know from Bob’s Burgers, Comedy Central, and the NFL Network. You can also hear him every week co-hosting podcasts, “Dumb People Town” with the Sklar Brothers and “Pen Pals” along with Rory Scovel! Daniel tours around the country performing at comedy clubs and at festivals including Just For Laughs Montreal, SF Sketchfest, The Moontowner Comedy Festival, and more. His album “Thanks Diane,” which debuted at #1 on iTunes, is available wherever you listen to comedy.


Podcast info: “Dumb People Town” and “Pen Pals”

With over 1 million downloads a month, these podcasts have garnered Daniel a nationwide audience. Both of these very successful podcasts have extremely loyal fan bases and listeners of the show always grab tickets and come to shows when Daniel is performing in their area.

Alongside Daniel Van Kirk will be comedians Andrew Youngblood and Salem’s own Jared Richard. Plus special guests!


Doors open and seating begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets cost $20 through Eventbrite or $25 on the day of the show at the door. (So get those tickets ahead of time!) The show is located at 980 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR 97303. The Willamette Valley Comedy Club is an independent enterprise producing shows within the space.

This show…

  • is meant for adults and might feature some content not suitable for everyone
  • will have indoor seating with A/C and Heating
  • asks that you silence your cell phone
  • is open to anyone aged 18 and up
  • might have lineup changes without notice
  • asks that you wear a facial covering when not actively eating or drinking
  • will not tolerate hecklers, interruptions, or those that do not follow the posted rules the night of the show

Tickets at https://dvkinsalemkeizer.eventbrite.com or at the ticket link box located at the top of this article.

***If you do not follow the rules, you will be asked to leave immediately.***

***All sales are final. If the show is canceled, tickets will be refunded.***

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