Friday, January 23, 2015

Live comedy abounds, plus aspiring Olympians get in the ring

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Welcome to the weekend, people! No Seahawks Super Bowl game til next week, but we have a bevy of great stuff in our neck of the woods. You can see for yourself in our event listings and Staff Picks

As I peruse the listings, I found a few highlights for Friday, Jan. 23: 

COMEDY | The Bartlett is hosting its first comedy concert, and they got one of the best comics in the country headlining in W. Kamau Bell. Read our quick primer to his politically charged style right here

COMEDY | I'm sensing a theme here. Across town from the Bell show, Legit creator and star Jim Jefferies brings his standup show to The Bing. Here's a taste of Jefferies doing his thing with Conan, because that's what's safest: 
SPORTS | U.S.A.! U.S.A.! You can head to the semi-finals of the USA Boxing National Championships Friday (finals are on Saturday) and everyone you root for is a red-blooded American! Cheering has never been so easy, just root for all of them. I'll be yelling in particular for Tiara Brown, the defending featherweight champ on the women's side who patiently answered by Rocky-inspired questions on a visit to our office. 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied at the University of Utah and University of...