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WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Leter from the Editor


We here at REVUE like to laugh. That’s why we’re gearing up for LAUGHFEST with our second FUNNY ISSUE. In it, we have some of LaughFest highlighted by MATT SIMPSON SIEGEL and MITCHELL TERPSTRA. We also have…


Excuse me. Weren’t you supposed to be done with this letter-writing gig?


OK, OK. It’s your turn now. I’l get out of the way.


Thanks, B.E. As many of you read in last month’s Letter from


the Editor, I’ll be taking over this little section of the magazine from now on, so let me introduce myself: Hi, I’m Lindsay. I like to eat at Little Mexico,


drink Founders’ Cerise and watch old clips of Pee-Wee Herman on “Late Night with David Letterman.” That’s enough about me. As REVUE’s fearless publisher was saying,


we’re excited to laugh this month, so we have some of West Michigan’s funniest people, places


and things featured in this issue. We’re especially proud to feature Mitchell Terpstra’s profile on funny man Joe Anderson. We knew Joe was funny, but what we didn’t know was that his route to becom- ing hardest-working-comic in West Michigan was such an interesting one. Speaking of Mitchell, we are sad to say that


March’s issue will be his last writing for us. Mitch worked hard ever since he started as a min- ion a year ago. He’s gone on to write features for both our theatre and comedy sections, as well as a memorable profile on the elusive Jeff VandenBerg. This month, Mitch will be leaving to teach English in South Korea. We wish him safe travels and will miss the humor and dedication he brings to REVUE.


Thanks for reading, and remember to laugh. Rock on.


EDITORIAL Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com


DESIGN Creative Director/Design Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Ad Design Emilee Pike / epike05@revuewm.com


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Melissa Black Jayson Bussa Lydia Clowney Steven de Polo Stad DiPonzi


Joanna Dykhuis Joe Gasmann Kelli Kolakowski


Audria Larsen Jamie Linari


Kelly Quintanilla


Matt Simpson Siegel David Smith Justin Stover


Mitchell Terpstra Kevin VanAntwerpen


CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Rudy Malmquist, Steven de Polo, David Carson


LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Andrea Filter


Lindsay Patton-Carson Managing Editor Lindsay@revuewm.com


Lyanna Hampton Meaghan Igel Angie Jackson Ann Malone


Emily Midling


Samara Napolitan Nicholle Robertson Brittney Schering Kate Vogel


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Millenium/Central City Tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Miller Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 REVUE Music Showcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 River City Improv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Riviera Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Saugatuck Brewing Co.


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Saugatuck Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Schmohz Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Schuler Books & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Southlake Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 The Strutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Superhappyfuntime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Twisted Rooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 The Viceroy/Stella’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Wealthy @ Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 West Michigan Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 West Side Beer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Z’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57


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