EATON — American Legion Post 215 in Eaton turned into a make-shift comedy club on Saturday, Oct. 17.
A former Eaton resident, Sid Davis, brought his brand of comedy to the Legion, performing in front of a sell-out crowd with an act which took on marriage, parenting, and work life.
“It just made me see that there are a lot of people out there who have never been to a live comedy show and that, if they are turned on to a good show – my show wasn’t too dirty but it wasn’t cotton candy either – it was just right. Just edgy enough for my generation,” said Davis. “Most of them said I exceeded expectations and they can’t wait to come back to another comedy show in a venue like that.”
Davis also provided plenty of hometown references for his native land.
“I’ve done Wiley’s and had a scattering of Eaton people in the crowd but I’ve never had one whole audience that when you made a local reference, they all got it. It was awesome,” he said. “It was great. That was almost like a class reunion. Not just my class but just a whole lot of people got together. It was fantastic.”
The event was hugely successful for the legion and the event may turn into a semi-annual practice.
Davis said he provided them with a list of comics that would be good to bring on for another comedy night.