HAPPY HOUR is a cocktail-fueled 60 minutes of random conversation with folks who have nothing in common, other than being New Orleanians in a bar. Featuring extraordinary New Orleans musicians playing live, host Grant Morris and sidekick deluxe Andrew Duhon.
Lauren Malarais officially The Funniest Person in New Orleans. Lauren is the winner of the 2017 Hell Yes Next! award from the comedy HQ of New Orleans, The New Movement Theater. Just a few hours after being crowned, Lauren's first official engagement is Happy Hour. It's trial by fire.
One of Lauren's pieces in her routine, which she does on this show, is discussing her mother the racist. Lauren is black and her mom is white. Lauren's dad is black. Which makes Lauren the Obama of New Orleans. And that's not even the most interesting thing about her. Other than being the funniest person in New Orleans she was also a member of the famous Second City comedy theater in Chicago and spent 8 months as a comedian on a cruise ship and and only had sex for the last 3 weeks of the gig. Actually, you're going to have to do the math on that yourself.
Kris Fortier is no stranger to people like Obama. The ex President that is. Kris has a company called Porter which caters to people with enough money to have other people make their dinner reservations, buy their booze and groceries, or just hang out with them and get them soup when they're not feeling well. For somewhere around $50 and hour you can basically buy a friend. And once you meet Kris you'll get the idea: it's well worth it.
Rory Callais is a member of a band you might not have heard of if you're going by record releases. Vox and The Hound have taken years to make their new record, Aloha Shores. We take a listen to a couple of tracks on this show and we're pretty sure you'll agree with everyone at Wayfare, it's awesome. In fact, the Funniest Person in New Orleans endorses it.
Also, if you like David Bowie's music and good looking people taking their clothes off you can experience both of those at once at Rory and burlesque dancer Bella Blue's show Oh You Pretty Things. Best to show up high, by the way.