Comedy at Fever
Kelly McGarry | Friday, September 16, 2016
Comic and 2014 alum Aaron Weber asked of Michiana’s hottest nightclub, Club Fever, “Do people still go to Feve?” They sure do. “Still Thursdays?” Until now.
Weber returns to South Bend on Friday, bringing along a host of his favorite Nashville-based comics: Brad Sativa (CMT’s Still the King, Broken Record ComedyShow), Ben Sawyer (Road to Now, Wild West Comedy Festival), Josh Lewis (Broken Record Comedy Show) and Josh Wagner (SiriusXM, CMT’s Still the King).
As a former member of the Student Standups, Weber will be joined by the club’s current co-presidents Jack Riedy and Liz Hynes, who are excited to perform for a different audience than their usual Legends crowd. “It keeps the comedy fresh and ensures we won’t get stuck in a rut of #JustNDthings,” the pair expressed in an email. Like many students here, the co-presidents hold mixed feelings about the venue: “We’ve never done or seen any comedy at Feve before — besides the obvious material gifted to us each Thursday — so this venue choice will either be the best or worst choice ever.”
In a phone call Wednesday, Weber also hinted at a surprise appearance by 2016 alum Dayton Flannery.
Naming Bill Burr and Kevin James as some of his influences, Weber confessed that he always wanted to do stand-up. He “loved to talk with a microphone and have a platform.” Performing with the Student Standups was his first experience as a comic.
Weber’s connection with Fever has deep roots, having managed the club’s social media accounts as a senior. After the success of a Student Standups performance at the Blarney Stone last year, Weber got the idea to have a show at Feve, which has never held a comedy show before.
The event is an opportunity for students to switch up their nightlife routine. Weber recalled, “When I was a senior, it was like the day of the week determined where you [went] and that was it.” If nothing else, this show is a good excuse to be at Feve on a Friday.
Weber described his only previous post-grad trip to Fever. “It felt creepy and weird not being a student. I stayed for about twenty minutes.”
The show is scheduled “early enough so people can still go out after if they want” at 8:30 p.m. Doors open promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. Must be 21 to attend.