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21 & over
Description: Unnecessary Evil is a stand up comedy show that hopes to showcase the best talent in the country. These comedians are at the forefront of the art form. This show is produced by Tushar Singh & Neel Nanda.
and a very special guest!
Dave Waite: Dave Waite’s oddball stories and rants have made him a favorite at clubs around the Midwest. A square peg who found happiness when he stopped trying to fit in, Dave's hilarious tales of personal failure have won the love of audiences young and old alike.
Although Dave is known for his constant grin, the first few years his post-college life didn't give him much to smile about. After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in the lucrative field of geography, Dave drifted through a series of jobs ranging from call center representative to substitute teacher, experiences that later became a part of his act.
On his days as a substitute teacher, Dave says, "My kids 'would come up to me and say, 'Mr. Waite, you're going to die from smoking!' I was like, 'No, Timmy, more like drinking!'"
After being fired from nearly every job and having zero luck at finding love, Dave's self-esteem hit rock bottom in early 2004. His salvation came in the form of a newspaper ad for a stand-up comedy class at the Funny Bone in Newport, KY. Dave took the class and fell in love with stand-up, quickly gaining a reputation amongst both comedians and audiences as one of the Midwest's wittiest and most unpredictable young comics.
Byron Bowers: Atlanta Raised Byron Bowers grew up on that line between the middle class and the lower class. Emerging from a Black community and educated in a white middle class community gives him some the most diverse observations in the world. Byron Bowers’ obsession for success drives his ability to connect with any audience. He compels audiences because of his smooth delivery—he's a poised puncher. Byron Bower’s creativity and quick wit marks him as one of the cleverest, making him the most unstoppable comedian in this solar system.