Allan Cunningham

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Comedian Allan Cunningham, the last of the great story tellers. Several years ago while at grad
school at UCLA, I attended a comedy show to blow off some steam. With tears of laughter in
my eyes, I watched as a young comedian captivated an audience of 18 to 24 year-old college
kids and had them laughing hysterically with stories about subjects they hadn't even
experienced in their own lives yet. The pictures he painted with words, along with hilarious
facial expressions, were so vivid that these young adults were able to peak into Allan's life and
his struggles as a young single father raising a selfish daughter who's only sixteen years
younger than him. After his performance, the college students rushed towards him to get
pictures, hugs and hand shakes. I was a little taken aback when I noticed he was the only
African American in the room, yet the way his comedy crossed invisible color-lines,
immediately made me a fan. Even though I didn't have enough time to wait in a long line to
meet the comedian, I stayed in the loop and attended many of his local performances.
Over the years as an audience, we've laughed over stories about his daughter growing into a
young, bratty adult, we were there throughout his many failed relationships and his continued
drama with his mom, dad and three older brothers. His storytelling has gotten so brilliant, we
felt as if we were with Allan in his childhood bedroom while he hid from his middle school
bully. But the way he entertained as well as educated us about his health concerns and allowed
us to experience his trip to the doctor's office during the scariest moment of his life was
phenomenal.
I finally approached Allan after his recent performance at Second Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in
Los Angeles. I have seen this man rock colleges, countless comedy clubs and theaters, but
what he did in that church let me know that he is one of the most underrated comedians I've
ever had the pleasure of viewing and I had to let him know that he is destined for greatness. On
stage I've seen him in a vulnerable state after revealing such personal matter, but I've never
seen him embarrassed, until now. After talking for awhile I told him how he made me laugh
during some difficult times in my life; parents divorced, losing my father and grandmother to
cancer in the same year and the stress of med school. He smiled, hugged and thanked my wife
and I like the class act I expected him to be.

 

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Club Info

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone: (805) 644-1500
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Email us at: VHComedyClub@gmail.com for reservations 

or buy tickets online here.

Showtimes

Wednesday 8pm

Admissions
$15
Except
Special Events

21 & Over Only!

Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 7pm

 

Menu

FOOD MENU
VEGGIE WRAP $9
CHOPPED VEGGIES, JACK CHEESE, LETTUCE,
TOMATO & A CILANTRO DRESSING
 
CHICKEN WRAP $10
MESQUITE CHICKEN, JACK CHEESE, CHOPPED VEGGIES, & PESTO AIOLI IN A SPINACH TORTILLA
 
ALL STAR COMEDY SUBS  $9.00
CAPRESE SANDWICH

PESTO, MOZZARELLA, TOMATO
ITALIAN SANDWICH
HAM, SALAMI, PEPPERONI, LETTUCE, TOMATO, ITALIAN DRESSING
 
BIG HOT DOG $8
100% BEEF HOT DOG WITH EVERYTHING!
 
CHICKEN QUESADILLA $9

3 CHEESE BLEND IN A FLOUR TORTILLA,
SOUR CREAM, SALSA & CHIPS
OR CHEESE ONLY $6
 
BUFFALO WINGS $8
SPICY WINGS SERVED WITH CELERY & RANCH OR BLUE CHEESE DRESSING
 
BEEF TAQUITOS $6
6 ALL BEEF TAQUITOS, MELTED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM & CHUNKY SALSA
 
NACHOS SUPREME $8
CORN TORTILLA CHIPS WITH CHEESE, JALAPENOS, OLIVES, SOUR CREAM, CHUNKY SALSA & GUACAMOLE
 
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE $6
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE $6

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