Arts & Entertainment

Husband-wife duo provides clean laughs


Cleanliness is not a virtue many popular comedians typically strive for, so needless to say I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived at the Stewart Room for SAC Comedy Night on Feb. 8.

The show featured comedian couple Ron McGhee and Kerri Pomarolli. Both are professed Christians and strive to keep their acts relatively clean.

I sat in the back, of course, because in my experience from the one comedy show I’ve attended, people who sit in the front are vulnerable to being picked on by the performer.

Husband-wife comedy duo Ron McGhee and Kerri Pomarolli perform on stage during SAC's Comedy Night on Feb. 8 in the Stewart Room. McGhee and Pomarolli brought their clean standup routines to Malone, drawing on their experiences working in Hollywood. (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

It was 15 minutes before the show and the room was almost empty. I was starting to get worried. What if the other four people in the room and I didn’t find the show funny? Talk about awkward.

Fortunately, by the time 9:00 p.m. rolled around, the room was packed and my paranoia subsided. As it turns out, it wouldn’t have mattered either way because the show did not disappoint.

The acts consisted of commentary on topics ranging from Ron’s mixed ethnic background to Kerri’s personal experiences with online dating. They also discussed some of their experiences of being Christians in not-so-Christian Hollywood.

After Ron and Kerri each performed individual standup acts, they joined each other on stage for the conclusion of the show. The audience seemed to enjoy the show. I enjoyed the show. The night was a success.

Ron has made appearances on television stations such as Comedy Central and ABC family. He was also finalist on the NBC show Last Comic Standing. Kerri has appeared on The Tonight Show. She’s also written several books.

Clearly, Kerri Pomarolli and Ron McGhee are well-qualified professionals of comedy. My initial skepticism was ill-advised. If for some reason I thought clean, Malone-friendly comedy couldn’t be funny, these two comics proved me wrong.

Luke Ford is a staff writer for The Aviso AVW

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