Review and photographs by Jason Spiro
Host Mo Haskins conceived of “The Ghosts of Comics Past” and hosted this second annual celebration of the best jokes – a night of “covers” only. Haskins stuck to the jokes of Hannibal Buress as he emceed and introduced the stand-ups. The comedians in attendance followed the format, save the few unaware before arriving.
The crowd consisted mostly of walk-ins and friends of the comics. The stand-up personas, played by an array of local talent, were tributes to – among many others, about 20 in all – Redd Foxx, Mike Birbiglia, Chris D’Elia and two distinctly different but equally effective Mitch Hedbergs.