John Keister from the Seattle comedy Almost Live! will be at the Royal Lounge this Saturday in Olympia.
Keister, a native of Seattle, wrote for The Rocket and initially joined KING-TV as a music reviewer on a program called REV in 1984. Keister joined Almost Live! from 1988 - 1999 and won 12 Emmy Awards for his work with the show.
Many of us grew up with Keister's quirky comedy and lean toward local celebrities, hot issues and home-town flair.
"He's got a lot of history for the Seattle area," says Baurice Nelson, who's bringing Keister to town. "He's such a household name that it'll be like you've got a buddy in the room telling interesting stories."
With the election coming up, Nelson thought Keister would be a perfect fit since he's also known for his political angle.
Nelson, who has been the go-to for comedy in the Olympia area since the 90's is also bringing in Duane Goad to perform with Keister.
"He's seasoned and he could be a headliner," says Nelson of Goad. "If you come to the show, you'll remember that Duane was great."
Special guest Monica Nevi will also perform.
The Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N., doors 7:30, show 8:30, tickets $12 in advance www.Baurice.com