Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Expect the Best. Night. Ever.

an extravaganza of stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy

Sam Clark

Barebones Improv
Barebones Improv

Comedy is about to get a lot bigger in Eau Claire. While stand-ups and improv comedy have existed and even thrived independently in the Chippewa Valley, a sense of unity has never quite been attained. A collection of local comedians is trying to alter this reality with The First Annual Best Night Ever, a large, all-ages local comedy showcase featuring solo acts and ensembles performing improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. Jordan Duroe, Cullen Ryan, Rio, and Christina Wolff will all be performing, along with members of the Memorial High School Improv Team, Glassworks Improv, Shambles Improv, and the BareBones Improv Lab. The event is primarily aimed at creating a collaborative environment for the area’s comedians as well as providing first-time comedians with a positive performance space. Perhaps the best part about the Best Night Ever is that all proceeds will be split evenly between Feed the Need and Community Table, two local organizations dedicated to fighting hunger and supporting the health and well-being of the Chippewa Valley. After the comedy is over, the event will continue with a pizza and dance party, with music provided by Feng Meng Vue, aka SloSlyLove. If you’re into comedy, pizza, dancing, or all of the above, don’t hesitate to stop by Pizza Plus on May 25.

First Annual Best. Night. Ever. • May 25 • Pizza Plus, 208 S. Barstow St. • 6:30pm • $5 • 832-8844 • PizzaPlusEauClaire.com

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.