This weekly blog series features interviews taking place at the Dallas Comedy House (DCH) open mic with me and some of the funniest stand-up comedians in the area, most of whom just happen to be my best friends! Read to learn about your favorite local funny people and about the curious emotional makeup of people who like to go onstage alone every night to get laughed at. Christian Hughes: Stand-Up Guy
Christian Hughes wears many hats. Not only is he a funny and respected member of the Dallas-Fort Worth stand-up scene, he also runs the Dallas Comedy House open mic with his friend and frequent collaborator, Grant Redmond. Hughes's comedic timing, innate-like ability, and infectious energy serve him not only in stand-up, but in sketch, as well. His compelling stage presence and remarkable gift for mimicry make him one of the most talented and versatile performers I know. Hughes's predilection for Civil War history and love of the South are common themes in his writing and give his comedy a unique, slightly nerdy voice that is all his own—no one else is telling jokes about Millard Fillmore or Confederate DJs. I sat down with my friend and Fraud City costar, and we talked about the importance of community in comedy, the ups and downs of running an open mic, and his role as host of the stand-up portion of the upcoming Dallas Comedy Festival—all filmed by cinematic wunderkind Sean Alexander.
Lauren Davis is an improviser and stand-up comedian from Dallas, Texas. Currently a student at the DCH Training Center, she can be seen weekly performing improv with her troupes LYLAS: Girl on Girl Comedy and Please Like Us, as well as doing her stand-up act at clubs around the area.