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Good Times ready to bring back the laughs

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There’s been precious little to laugh about during the past year and a half, but Lethbridge comedy club Good Times is counting on people being ready for their share of chuckles when they reopen, July 2.


Johnny Pogo is excited to bring back Comedy as Good Times re-opens. Photo by Richard Amery

Johnny Pogo, Faris Hytiaa and  Brad D will be the local comedians performing for the grand re-opening shows on July 2 and 3.


Since closing in November, Good Times, has been painted, there are pictures of famous comedians on the walls and the owners rescued the  comfortable chairs from Average Joes.

“People are ready to laugh, so we are counting on there being g a crowd, said one of the owners Johnny Pogorzelski, noting  They  are re-opening  at a limited capacity  of 70.


“It’s pretty tight in there when we are at our capacity of 100,” he continued.

“So get your tickets early and often,” he chuckled, noting  you can save five dollars by buying them online in advance.

 For now, they will be opening on Fridays and Saturdays with Saturdays focusing on touring comedians.

“ Fridays will be roast battles and cheaper shows with up and coming comedians,” he said, adding, later on they will be restarting their comedy open mic nights.

“Comedy open mics are essential for the comedy scene. I know I don’t I don’t like to try out new jokes at a pro show. Open mics are where comedians are free to mess up and try out new material and see what works and what to throw away,” he said.


MIke Dambra returns July 9 and 10.

“ We wanted to open with him but he was already booked and we didn’t want to wait another week,” he said.


 Good Times is finalizing the line up for the rest of the summer with some familiar faces including Lori Ferguson and Lisa Baker scheduled to return to the Good Times stage.


 Tickets for the July 2 and 3 shows with Johnny Pogo and Faris Hytiaa. Tickets are $10 online.

 Tickets for  Mike Dambra’s July 9 and 10 shows are $20 online.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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