Allan Cunningham (9/20 - 9/21)

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Allan Cunningham (9/20 - 9/21)
Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:00 PM
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, Ventura, CA
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  • Two item minimum

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  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two items minimum
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Allan Cunningham:
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
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.

Club Info

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone: (
805) 644-1500
Click Here for Directions

Email us at: for reservations 

The Ventura Harbor Comedy Club is Ventura County's premiere comedy destination. Located in the beautiful Ventura Harbor. Owned and Operated by seasoned Comedians Andres Fernandez and Randy Lubas since 2007, the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club has put Ventura on the map for stand up. Our club has featured some of the largest names in entertainment while nurturing the growth of local talent. Our venue is perfect for every celebration, especially Birthdays, Corporate Parties, Holiday Celebrations and Bachelor Parties. We expanded our club in 2012 with our Green Room Lounge, which offers one of the best views of the harbor. 
Our regular show hours or Tuesday through Friday at 8PM, Saturdays at 7PM & 9PM and Sundays at 7PM. Our age requirement is now 18 and over. Seating is first come first serve, reservations suggest for all events. Special Event prices subject to change. 



Special Events

18 or accompanied by a parent

Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm & and sometimes10pm
Saturday 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 7pm



Veggie Wrap $9.50

Chopped veggies, jack cheese, lettuce and tomato with a cilantro dressing wrapped in a spinach tortilla

Chicken Wrap $11

Mesquite chicken, jack cheese and chopped veggies with a pesto aioli wrapped in a spinach tortilla

*NEW* All Star Comedy Subs $11

Your choice of:
Caprese: Tomato, mozarella and pesto on a baguette
Italian: Ham, pepperoni, salami, tomato, lettuce and italian dressing on a baguette

World's best Hot Dog $8

100% All-beef hot dog served with ketchup, mustard and salsa

Chicken Quesadilla $9

3-cheese blend grilled in a flour tortilla with sour cream

Beef Taquitos $8

6 All beef taquitos topped with melted cheese and served with sour cream and chunky salsa

Nachos Supreme $8.5

Corn tortilla chips topped with cheese, jalapenos, olives, sour cream, chunky salsa and guacamole

Costline Grilled Chicken Salad $12

Grilled Chicken on a bed of Romaine Lettuce with tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos, tortilla chips, and guacamole

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $12

Six Jumbo Shrimp served on a bed of Lettuce with a helping of our home made cocktail sauce

Chesse Plate $12

An assortment of 5 imported cheeses, fresh and dried fruit, nuts and crackers

Turkey Melt $11

Turkey covered with melted Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato

Comedy Workshop

We teach a stand-up comedy workshop. If you have ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the perfect place for you. Classes start October 19th and will continue every Sunday for the following 6 weeks!

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