Tony Castleberry: Where would you rank North Carolina on a list of comedy states?Obviously New York and California would likely top the list, but we have four full-time clubs here, not to mention a bunch of other stages for comedians from the mountains to the coast and lots of places in between.I know I’m biased because I go to these clubs a lot, but am I off base in thinking that this is one of the best comedy states?Jon Reep: It is pretty good and it's getting better.I had just moved to Columbus, Ohio to become the manager of a chain restaurant.Being single and new to the area, I put all my energy into my work.I don't want to say it’s easy, but the crowds are so great, you get spoiled. We took a picture of me as Ralphie from A Christmas Story. My dad got tired of messing with the old tree stand, remember where you had to screw some bolts into the tree? So he got some fishing wire and he hung the tree from the hook about a foot off the ground. He goes, “You can put more presents under there now.
That kind of free time is rare for Reep, a stand-up comedian and actor who is headlining Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh this week.
I was fortunate to inherit a staff of very attractive women but they were taken.
Since they worked for me, I didn’t want to sleep with any of them, but it was to flirt with them.
As time went on I seemed to find a special chemistry with Marie, the banquet manager.
Marie was a gorgeous brunette with a great smile and brown eyes you can get lost in.