Is it 1:30 and you are still awake and at the Comedy Store? Then chances are you're being rocked by the Barris/Kennedy +Overdrive. The core of the band is Don Barris, Earl "Kennedy", "Snake" Hatchell and Maryjane Green. Though on any given night, you may also see Tony, Warlock, Gail, Esther, Marino, Goldfinger or who know who else onstage.
Late Nite Heroes
These are the guys who get up and take it like a man after midnight.
I have a great love for the 12:15 comic at the Comedy Store. At first, it was just because that was about the time I'd stroll on in and the crowd was so thin that they'd start talking to the audience, and I was the vast majority of the audience. But as I have started to spend an inordinate amount of time watching comedy, including the guys who go on at 10 or 11, my love and respect for the 12:15 comedian has only grown.
Hopefully, they had a at least one other slot somewhere earlier in the night, but regardless, they made an effort to get here to go on for what is bound to be a tiny, drunk and possibly surly crowd. They don't do it for the money (which is shit) and typically they don't really get to work out their material because of said sucky crowd. But they get up there and do their 15 minutes and work with what the drunk loudmouths (like me) in the crowd start spouting. It's really a heroic effort.