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Small town, big laughs: LOL Rexburg uplifts the community

On Oct. 22, LOL Rexburg, a local comedy show, made its smashing debut in the Romance Theater with comedians Seth Tippetts and Nick Hoff and local improv group Unscripted.

“I thought this was awesome, I love Idaho,” said Hoff after the show. “People out here are just looking for a good time. I grew up in a smaller town like this — in fact where I grew up was a little smaller. I love bringing comedy to those places that don’t often get it. You don’t have to go to the big city to get stand-up comedy, so it’s really cool what they’re doing here.”

This event was brought to life by Aaron Perkins, a Rexburg local who is dedicated to serving and uplifting the community.

“I thought it was great,” said Tammy Sluder, a community member. “It was so much fun. It’s nice to be able to have somewhere to go to be able to laugh and enjoy your time together.”

The more people attend, the more shows LOL Rexburg can put on, and from the sound of things, Rexburg wants them to keep the laughs coming.

“We’ve been married for 37 years, and it’s better than going to a movie and just going to dinner,” Sluder said. “It’s kind of a nice break. I really enjoyed it.”

The theater erupted in laughter and applause as Unscripted kicked the show off with their improv. Their act got the audience involved and primed for a night full of side-splitting laughter.

Seth Tippets opening for Nick Hoff.
Seth Tippets opening for Nick Hoff. Photo credit: Tatum Troescher

“I think comedy is a good way to release the tension we all deal with,” said Tippetts, Hoff’s opener. “I think it’s always a good cultural aspect to have a little bit of stand-up comedy around and it’s giving these local guys, Unscripted, the chance to perform in front of a nice big crowd. If these shows keep being this size and the crowds keep being this good, there’s no reason it shouldn’t go for years and years, I think. This is a great crowd, a great venue, I’d love to be back.”

Laughter reverberated through the theater as the crowd filed out, everyone getting the chance to greet the comedians and take pictures with them to round off the night. The show’s glowing reviews shine a hopeful light on the upcoming one, which will take place in the same theater on Nov. 12 and will feature another acclaimed comedian, Brad Bonar.

To stay up to date with all things LOL Rexburg, be sure to follow them on social media.

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