Comedy series starts again at Janesville's Crosby Place

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

JANESVILLE—Janesville's west-siders know where to go for a good laugh.

It's The Crosby Place, a banquet facility that offers nationally touring comedians and a catered dinner for $25 per person on the first Friday of each month, October through May.

The facility's staff likes to call it “Janesville's best-kept secret” because the shows often sell out through word of mouth.

“We just have really good comedians. That's what brings people back,” said Kelly Richards, president and co-owner with her husband, Tim. “For $25, you can't beat that.”

Now in its fifth year, the series kicks off again Friday, Oct. 4, with Milwaukee-area comedian Chris Barnes and another funnyman who can't be named due to the competitive nature of booking, said co-owner Tim Richards.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m.

Knute's Bar & Grill in Orfordville caters the food, which ranges from stuffed pork chops to chicken cordon bleu along with salads and sides.

In an email, Tim Richards said all the featured comedians have appeared on radio or TV—either Comedy Central, “The Bob & Tom Show” or “Last Comic Standing.”

Future headliners will include Bryan Cork, Mike Toomey, Sparkmann, Mark Sweeney and David Graham.

“The talent level will really surprise you,” Richards said.

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