Something that you probably don't know about us, we love good comedy. Any time there's a new live comedian routine on Netflix, we watch it. We recently discovered Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and made quick work of the episodes featuring comedians that we enjoy. When I planned our Valentine's date last month, I knew that I wanted to make Wiseguys in Ogden our activity for the night.
Where: 25th Street in Historic Ogden (269 Historic 25th Street) Cost: General Admission is $12 but you can get a 2 for 1 discount when you bring the coupon found here. There is also a required one item per person purchase from the menu, but drinks count for that so your purchase could be as small as $2.50 each.
We've heard good things about Wiseguys, but had never been so we weren't sure what to expect or how long we'd be there. In case you are in the same boat as we were, I wanted to let you know what a typical show consists of so you know what to plan for.
The show was scheduled to start at 8, and they suggest that you arrive 30 minutes early. We were a little late getting there, due to our wait at dinner. The Ogden location is first come, first serve so the earlier you arrive, the better. We were lucky because there were two seats available at the very back table, where we had a perfect view straight down the aisle to the stage. We weren't fighting to see over anyone and Joe loved that he had a wall to lean against.
Our show didn't get started until almost 8:30, but it was a full house so I was glad that we'd gotten there somewhat early. There were two short opening acts, some comedy from the M.C. and then the headliner. The entire show lasted about an hour and a half, and we were out of there before 10pm.
We loved the M.C., Josh Fonokalafi, and he is actually performing as the headlining comedian on March 30th and 31st. He was friendly, hilarious and interacted well with the crowd. One of the opening acts was a high school aged boy who was witty and relatable. The other was a local father of young children who we related to all too well.
The headliner for the evening was Alex Velluto. He shared his woes with dating and being alone and we were in tears from laughing so hard multiple times during the night. He shared his distaste for Improv, which I found ironic because he spent a good chunk of the program interacting with members of the audience and pulling jokes out of his back pocket based on those conversations.
I was glad that we finally took the time to make it up to Ogden and cross this item off of our date night bucket list. I'd encourage you to take the time to visit Wiseguys together! Laughter is good for the soul and for your relationship. Don't forget to take advantage of the 2 for 1 deal!