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LaughFest crowd eats up The Blackout Diaries on Sunday night


Photo by Lauren WintherBlackoutDiariesbyLaurenBy Lauren Winther

The Blackout Diaries, an event for individuals 21 and up, was a sold out show Sunday night at Perrin Brewing Company.

Before the show, guests were able to try different appetizers as well as mingle.

“Being able to drink and eat while watching a great show sounds like the perfect way to spend my Sunday night,” said Samantha Judd, 25, of Comstock Park.

Sean Flannery, the creator and MC, kicked off the night by telling one of his own drunken stories which began with him taking someone’s identity in order to get into an event for medical personnel and ended with him walking off of a roof.

Flannery made it a must to attend this private event, which had a full bar, because his favorite band, Huey Lewis and the News was performing.

Flannery had a friend who was a pharmacist who got him another pharmacist ID badge to get him into the show.

After a few drinks, Flannery went to an after party with pharmacists, where he was the only one still heavily drinking. After a few more he decided to go up to the roof where he accidently fell off of it “daffy duck style”.

BlackoutDiariesAudienceThe lineup for the evening consisted of various comedians and regular people with outrageous and crazy stories from a drunken night.

“This is my second time coming out to the Blackout Diaries and each year it gets better and better, said Robert Gilling, 23, of Comstock Park.

Among the group was comedian and co-producer Megan Dailey, who had more than a few drunken stories to tell while in Germany at Oktoberfest in 2010.

After each comedian’s bit, the audience was able to interact and ask questions via text message or by raising their hands.

“You can ask questions by sending the number on the screen a text, which is my personal phone number,” Flannery said. “I can’t tell you how many weird texts I’ve gotten since I’ve started this show.”

For those who were a little shy or had one too many, the texting option was much appreciated.

“I texted a few questions in actually,” said Jessica Tamber, 30, of Grand Rapids. “After a few beers, I’m thankful I have autocorrect.”

The Blackout Diaries main mission is to create a fun atmosphere where guest can let go and laugh at other people’s comical drunk stories.

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