Tonight, Mike Speenberg is headlining at Zanies Comedy Showplace.. but six years ago this week, he was the middle act on that same stage for Mitch Hedberg. “Early in my career I was fortunate enough to open for Mitch Hedberg on more than one occasion,” says Speenberg. “I didn’t realize at the time how much it would mean to me later in my life. He was a sweet guy and I miss him.”
Here is a video clip of Mitch Hedberg on stage at Zanies Easter weekend six years ago talking about Mike:
“He’s a hard act to follow,” said Mitch Hedberg. “I’m a hard act to follow too, because when I’m done I take the microphone with me.”
Others have described Speenberg’s act as a “perfect blend of Jeff Foxworthy and Dennis Leary.” He’s performed everywhere from Las Vegas to Cuba and has been featured on everything from “The Bob and Tom Show” to “The HBO Comedy Festival.” While the majority of comics today seem to focus in what makes them different from everybody else, Mike makes you feel like he grew up next door to you.
Here’s Mike talking about the Weekly Reader:
Mike is headlining at Zanies tonight at 7:30 p.m. – tickets are just $10. You should go.