Photography by The Roost Sports Bar and Café Photography by Steven Stoiber
by John Stapleton
Thursdays at The Roost Sports Bar and Cafe is all about the laughs as The Roost Sports Bar and Café hosts comedy and improv night.
“Since starting our comedy shows we have had great reception and have had a variety of different types of entertainers and acts,” Roost owner Ralph Skrzypczak says.
“From stand-up comedians to magicians to jugglers and belly dancers, all the way to improv artists. Every Thursday we try to create a new and fun experience for both the comedians and entertainers, and for all our guests, too.
“We focus on new talent and try to bring exciting acts to Maricopa that are free of charge to all of our patrons every Thursday night.”
The comics are from the Tony Vicich’s Comedy School. Vicich has been a comic since 1985, touring nationally, and has written for other comics, including Jay Leno, Bill Hicks, and Craig Shoemaker. He teaches an online school for both new and experienced comics.
While at The Roost, Skrzypczak says he is hoping the guests try out the menu, expecting fresh made food with “giant plates and amazing combinations.”
“Our menu has a fusion of classic burgers, wraps, salads, sandwiches and amazing pasta dishes,” Skrzypczak says. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available,
Of course, with the comedy one would expect adult beverages. The Roost has a cocktail menu with plenty of summertime drinks and a wide variety of craft beers to go along with the laughs for the night.
Be advised, the show itself is not for children or for people sensitive to politics, sexuality or any of today’s hot topics. At times, it is “nothing off-limits” humor.
Along with Comedy Night, The Roost will not slow down for summer, adding Tuesday Night Karaoke while keeping its Saturday Late-Night Karaoke. Friday nights will remain open for those who want to get out and dance with friends.
Skrzypczak says he is planning more events including Paint N’ Sip. Those interested in the events scheduled at The Roost can follow on Facebook or Instagram.
The Roost Sports Bar and Café
20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy, No. 101