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Before You See Him at HSU, Watch Drew Carey in His First Tonight Show Appearance

Legit Celebrity in Humboldt Alert: The biggest famous face news to hit Humboldt since Colin Farrell got a latte, comedy megastar Drew Carey will take the stage at HSU's Van Duzer Theatre Friday night in an actually scheduled appearance. I know what you're wondering: Where will Drew get his cup of joe? Time will tell, kids.

But before the 800 or so of you lucky ticket holders are served your yuks, lets take a 25 year trip back in time back to when Carey was just rising to national prominence. In those days, Johnny Carson was still at the helm of The Tonight Show and every standup craved the the legitimization an appearance before the king of late night provided. In the Youtube vid above, Drew gets his shot. Enjoy. Other Friday options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Barn Dance

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $7 / Free kids under 12 / $6 HFS members, students and seniors

Humboldt Folklife Society dance features Blake Ritter and Sam McNeill pickin' tunes and calling by Sue Moon.

502-1678 / emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com / Web site

Drew Carey

Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $45 / $15 HSU student

A comedy icon and television legend, Drew Carey starred in The Drew Carey Show, followed by the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and appearances in numerous television series and films. He has also hosted The Price Is Right since 2007.

826-3928 / Web site

Faye Blais

Cafe Nooner II / 8 p.m. / $35

Singer/songwriter performs. Price of admission includes dinner.

No Good Redwood Ramblers

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 a.m. / Free

661-400-2505 / thenogoodredwoodramblers@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Bay Boat Tours

Humboldt Baykeeper / 9 a.m.

Humboldt Baykeeper offers free natural history boat tours of the north Humboldt Bay at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Call for details.

268-8897 /

Garberville Farmers' Market

Garberville Town Square / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

Water Dance Art Exhibition/Benefit

Mattole Valley Community Center (Petrolia) / 1-8 p.m. / Free

New free flowing hand carved bay laurel sculptures by local wood artist John McAbery.

629-3549 / johnmcabery@gmail.com / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

Six Rivers Brewery / 2 p.m.

Ass shaking at the top of the hill, McKinleyville.

839-7580 / Web site

Blind Tiger Release

The Local / 4 p.m.

Meet the brewer night.

497-6320 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

McKinleyville Arts Night

McKinleyville Business Dist. / 6-8 p.m.

Celebration of arts, food and fun in McKinleyville held the third Friday of each month.

Lemon Lemon Cherry

Cafe Brio / 6:30 p.m.

822-5922 /


Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m. / $5

Features Satori Wheels Pro and Am riders skateboarding around the world. Benefit for the Rampart Skate Park.

822-1220 / Web site

The Brothers McClurg

Faith Center / 7 p.m. / Free

Free worship night.

442-1784 / info@eurekafaithcenter.org / Web site

DJ Marjo Lak

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

923-2748 / Web site

Spring Canyon

Cecils New Orleans Bistro / 7 p.m.

Rock 'n' roll.

923-7007 /

You Can't Take It With You

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15 / $12 student/senior

NCRT production of the comedy awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937. Directed by Mack Owen.

442-6278 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 8 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Becky's New Car

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m.

Becky Foster, is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.

Rooster McClintock

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9-11 p.m. / Free

A night of Honky-Tonk music for the whole family.

442-8778 / roostermcclintockband@gmail.com / Web site

Full Moon Fever

The Jam / 9 p.m.

Feel free to have a breakdown as local Petty cover band plays for all you American girls.

822-4766 / Web site

The Roadmasters

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's country institution.

668-9770 / Web site

Accurate Productions

The Ritz / 9 p.m.

City Lights dance night.

Bar-Fly Karaoke

Bar Fly Pub and Grub / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

443-3770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Toby and Jacks / 9:30 p.m.

Dance, sweat, get down.


Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre