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Stand Up Live Huntsville’s Grand Opening Weekend

Good morning, friends!

I hope that your weekend was good and that your coffee is strong. This Monday is especially difficult because I had a three day weekend… I have alternating Fridays off now, and my new work schedule is really taking awhile for my body to adjust. 

I had a really fun-packed weekend that made me fall in love for trillionth time with my little family. 

On Friday, Benny and I ran some errands: we got haircuts, made an ulta run, visited Lululemon, and got lunch at Farm Burger (SO good!). That night we celebrated my friend’s birthday at a small, cozy gathering. 

Omg you can see my eyes, and his side burns are no longer atrocious.

We were total bums Saturday. I actually slept in late, which is insane! Saturday night we went to see Gold. It had poor critic reviews, but I found it extremely enjoyable! Perhaps I’m biased because I think Matthew McConaughey can pull off any character outstandingly….orrrr because I have a soft spot for Venezolanos (hellooooo, Edgar Ramirez). 

Also, Edgar plays a geologist. My little inner Earth scientist was freaking out over so many of my favorite things going on at once. Benny did not think I was cute when I leaned over and was like “look at the way he sifts that sediment, hubba hubba.” Anyways, I think it is a film worth watching!

Fave Venezolano. Edgar is v close second.

Now. The juicy stuff: we attended a show at Stand Up Live! It was the comedy club’s grand opening weekend, and we were ecstatic to take part in the celebration! 

Benny and I are comedy lovers. Second City was a must on our Chicago trip last June, we attend Epic Comedy Hour at Lowe Mill almost every month, and we watch and rewatch our favorite stand up comics’ sketches on Netflix. You can imagine our thrill upon driving past Stand Up Live for the first time! We have been anticipating its opening with much discussion!

We would have attended regardless of who was performing; however, it was Steve Byrne, and he made it a hoot! I think he was a great energy to have christen the stage. We were also happy to see Scott Eason’s familiar face as an opener, as we have grown fond of his antics at Epic. 

We arrived fifteen minutes prior to doors opening, and we were the first in line to enter. It is first come first serve seating, and we like to sit in the first row at shows. Benny loves getting picked on, and he tends to be a fave target because he is such a character! 

We were in the front and center seats and enjoyed an awesome dinner as the crowds made their way to their seats. Stand Up Live had a selective menu with some great food, and a quick turn around time for service. We split a spinach artichoke dip and the chicken nachos, which were gigantic and delicious! 

The alcohol selection was good: beers averaging at $5, wines per glass at $7, and cocktails at $10. I couldn’t resist trying the Passion Fruit Batida. It rocked my world!

The show was phenomenal, and my jaw was locking up from laughing so hard! We really enjoyed ourselves, and I believe we will be frequenting this venue! The space is laid out well, not to mention, its geographic location is convenient, as the Lowe Mill and Campus 805 are in close proximity. 

A couple of things are worth mentioning to those interested in attending a show. There are service fees when you purchase tickets online, so we bought ours at their box office the night prior to our show. Each ticket comes with a two item purchase minimum, which means you have to buy two drinks or some food items during your visit. This was no problem for us because we did dinner!

I loved our date out to Stand Up Live, and I definitely encourage Huntsville folks to give it a visit! They’ve got their calendar up, so look up their upcoming comedians to see who makes you laugh, and get tickets to see them! Seriously, so fun! 

What is a favorite weekend spot in your town?


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