Sunday, November 15, 2009

Burlington, Vermont has gone BONKERZ - Awesome weekend of comedy shows!

Remember "Hannibal" from the show A-Team??? For those of you that don't...Colonel John H. "Hannibal" Smith led a band of misfit retired soldiers on mission after mission to help a needy cause. Nothing ever went as planned. Yet, by the end of each show, the team was always successful.
All the pieces of the puzzle miraculously would fall into place, and Hannibal would exclaim "I love it when a plan comes together!".

Our first weekend with the Bonkers comedy club in Burlington Vermont was a tremendous success!!! Hundreds and hundreds of people flocked to the Hampton Inn, Burlington for the grand opening of our Bonkers Comedy Club. The local management team that pulled this off, should be incredibly proud of themselves (Maureen, Jim, Vicky, Darcy, Joe...they're my version of the A-Team...except leave out the part about them being misfits). Another huge thank you to our sponsor's WIZN (Classic Rock that REALLY Rocks) and Bud Light...we could not do it without your help and support.

And as Hannibal would say..."I love it when a plan comes together!"

Friday night was our grand opening. We had an acoustic act from 7-8pm. It gave attendees time to have a drink, mingle, grab a bite to eat and settle in for what promised to be a great night of Comedy. At eight o'clock the opening act, took the stage and warmed up the crowd. By 8:30...Artie Fletcher "New York City's Bad Boy of Comedy" hit the stage like I have never seen before. It was obvious from the start that Artie knows the region well and had played the Burlington market in the past. Fans from days gone by, had called in and reserved their seats in advance. You could tell it was special for both them and Artie. Artie was enjoying himself so much that he ran 30 to 45 minutes long. On multiple occasions, he said . "Okay, this is the last one"...15 minutes later he was still up on stage, sharing stories and having a great time. At the end of the show, Artie took time to sign autographs, sell CDs and take pictures with the fans.

Afterwards, we headed over to the Hampton Inn's on-site restaurant T-bones. There we discussed our plans for New Year's. While not all the details are worked out, I am pretty sure we will be ringing in the New Year on "Fletcher Time". We are already planning our own "stimulus packages" for this very special evening.

Always remember..."Laughter is the Best Medicine"

BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB at the Hampton Inn, Colchester, Vermont
(802) 655-6177 call in advance to reserve your seats and/or make group reservations
Our Local Sponsors...WIZN & Bud Light
BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB is located at the Hampton Inn, Colchester, just off exit, I-89, next to Costco (Lower Mountainview Drive)
Thursday, December 17th at 7:30 and Friday, December 18th at 8pm and 10pm


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