Eddie Brill, Gary Curtis to headline stand up comedy night at Elkhorn Valley Museum
NORFOLK, Neb. -- The Elkhorn Valley Museum is holding an event on Thursday that is almost guaranteed to get attendees to have a night of laughs.
On Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., the museum is holding a stand up comedy night.
The museum is holding the event as a fundraiser and is welcoming two comedians.
"We're able to host Eddie Brill who is a standup in his own right but was also the warm-up act for [David] Letterman and talent booker for Letterman. We're also pleased to welcome Gary Curtis, another standup," said Museum Executive Director Libby McKay. "When Eddie was in talks about this he wanted to do it like Johnny did, which is like welcoming these younger comedians and helping give them a platform."
Both comedians will perform what McKay said is a "Network Clean Set" and one that Johnny Carson himself would approve of.
McKay added that the whole night was heavily influenced by Carson.
"It's really a way to continue the legacy that Johnny has overall in the entertainment industry," said McKay. "At one point he was one of the most recognized faces in the entire world for his work on late-night television, but he did a lot for a lot of careers."
Some of those comedians who started on The Tonight Show include Drew Carey, Andy Kaufman, and Jerry Seinfeld.
Money raised from the event will go towards maintaining exhibits, the building, and Verges Park.
Tickets are $25 for museum members and $35 for non-members.
For a link to purchase tickets, click here.