Weekend Showcase: David Harris at New Hope Cinema Grill
Who couldn’t use a good laugh, right? And the humor at the Cinema Grill in New Hope is going to hit close to home as a local comic comes back home for a night.
David Harris has been performing standup comedy and magic for more than 20 years.
“I started performing magic in bars when I was 15 years old. And there was always that one drunk guy. Hey can you make my wife disappear? You know what sir? I’m surprised she’s not gone already,” said Harris as he hosted the Vaudeville Remix at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis.
Roots in New Hope
Harris has performed all around the country, but he is headlining Saturday night at the New Hope Cinema Grill. Not only that, he’s also a New Hope native.
“Do you ever pull from your New Hope roots for your comedy,” I asked Harris when we sat down at the New Hope Cinema Grill to talk about his new show. “That’s a great question. Actually, I’m writing a lot of stuff about, or starting to at least, about my childhood. You know I did grow up here. In this movie theater. And so my parents, my mom had me over there,” Harris said.
Still an excellent magician, David has decided to concentrate more on pure stand-up and is eager to try out some of his new stuff on a hometown audience.
Harris told me, “I grew up on an all Jewish block in New Hope, so ‘Jew Hope,’ and my best friend was actually Christian, because he had a pool.”
Harris’ act is for adults, but it’s not crude or profane. And from my experience, standup comedy is best viewed in person. There’s just something about being at a live performance.
“Show up and listen, even if you’re not from New Hope, you can come. You’re invited,” laughed Harris.
David Harris is on stage Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. For more information go to the New Hope Cinema Grill website.