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Just for Laughs

By Jennifer Leigh

Sunday nights don’t have to be boring. Seville Quarter is bringing back its comedy night after a 10-year hiatus.

“We’re always trying to keep it fresh,” said Buck Mitchell, spokesman for Seville Quarter. “I guess we’ve been in the business long enough that some things have made a full circle in popularity.”

Partnering with The Comedy Zone franchise, Seville Quarter will be hosting nationally known comedians inside Apple Annie’s every Sunday.

The Comedy Zone features top touring comics who have been featured on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, Def Comedy Jam and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

“There will be live entertainment before and after, karaoke, drink and food specials,” Mitchell said. “There’s a lot going on to keep the party going.”

Mitchell said he remembers when the fiery-haired Carrot Top played at Seville Quarter before he—or his hair—was well-known.

“He played here three times before anyone knew who he was,” Mitchell said. “And after he made it big and played the Saenger, he wore a Seville shirt.”

The Comedy Zone will be hosted by local comedian Pat Hudson. Mitchell said more locals may get the chance to take the stage in the future.

“As we get going, we may have the opportunity to get an open mic going. But you’ll have to prove yourself before you get on stage,” Mitchell said with a laugh.

“We’re very excited to have a new tradition.”

THE COMEDY ZONE AT APPLE ANNIE’S
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sundays
WHERE: Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.
COST: $8, free for members
DETAILS: sevillequarter.com