If anyone’s ever known the truth behind the saying “laugh to keep from crying,” it’s parents. Somewhere between trying to figure out infants and struggling through raising teenagers, parents have to find humor in the challenge.
Oklahoma City dad Ben Flint knows two things well: parenting and comedy. He combines the best of both in his upcoming comedy show, Sick and Tired: Stand-up Comedy by Parents for Parents. The goal of the event is to provide an affordable date night that’s truly worth the babysitter’s fare.
“Every time I asked parents about what they wanted in a comedy show, I heard the same three things: they want it smoke-free, they don’t want to be out too late and they don’t want to hear the f-bomb every 10 seconds,” he said. “So this is what I’ve come up with.”
Fellow comedians Brett James, Bradchad Porter, Steve “Wampus” Reynolds, Jenny Godwin and Brian Stephens, this will be the third Sick and Tired show Flint has produced.
Flint is a 40-year-old father of three MetroFamily featured as one of our 2015 Awesome Dads of the Metro in our Dad Issue in June.
When he moved to Oklahoma City in 2003, Flint got married and tossed his comedy material. Nine years later, his wife encouraged him to get back on stage with all the material he naturally accumulated over his time as a family man. He’s since performed weekly in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and traveled to Las Vegas recently to participate in the World Series of Comedy.
The show will be hosted at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) on Oct. 17 at Bistro 46 (2501 N.E. 23rd St.). The 90-minute show is smoke-free and features a full bar. Must be 21 or older to enter. Tickets are available in advance for $14 or two for $25 at Ticketstorm.com. Purchase them at the door for $18. For more details, email Ben at realBenFlint@gmail.com.