WILMINGTON — The Murphy Theatre has scheduled a lineup of laughs Saturday, May 6 with “Comedy at the Murphy,” featuring four comedians: Jack Wilson, Jesse Nutt, Jeremy Johnson and Karen Jaffe. The 7:30 p.m. show will contain adult subject matter, so it is not suitable for children under 17.
The box office will open at 5 p.m. the night of the show, and a cash bar will be available.
Jack Wilson, aka “The Funny Mayor,” finds humor in everyday life. He gets laughs about his life as a small-town mayor, an only child, and a not-so-good husband. Wilson is a veteran of more than 1,500 shows throughout the Midwest. He has shared a stage with comics such as Charlie Murphy, Robert Schimmell and Adam Ferrara.
Jesse Nutt is known as “the senior member of the comedy community,” which is a nicer way of calling him “the old man of comedy.” Nutt’s subjects range from the serious to the absurd, and his style is best described as “the hilarious rants of the old guy who’s always telling kids to get off his lawn.”
Jeremy Johnson has won multiple comedy competitions, including Wiley’s Comedy Fireworks and the Funnybone Mic’d-Up challenge. A father of two, Johnson puts a funny twist on the day-to-day struggles of being a father and a husband while maintaining some semblance of sanity.
Karen Jaffe, ever since her stage debut at age 5 (when she punched Bob from “Sesame Street” in front of her parents’ friends), has loved to make people laugh. Although her career hasn’t always thrilled the authority figures in her life, Jaffe has found appreciative audiences in comedy clubs throughout the Midwest. She runs the Sunday Night Showcase at Wiley’s Comedy Joint in Dayton’s Oregon District, and she has worked with comedians such as Bobcat Goldthwait, Todd Yohn and Brent Morin.
Tickets are $15 and $30 and are available online at themurphytheatre.org, at the box office at 50 W. Main St. in downtown Wilmington, or by calling 937-382-3643.