The weekend comedy lineup
Jason Resler and Ray Molina fire up the laughter at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Ground Zero, 123 S. Front St., Medford.
Resler, a Sacramento, Calif., stand-up comic, says that Molina is his new favorite comedian.
"He's clever," Resler says, "and he's got a way of drawing the audience in and getting them to hang on every word."
Resler has been working as a comic for about 10 years. He says his own style of comedy is blue collar but not redneck.
"Things have been good," he says. "I'm getting heard on XM Satellite Radio, and I've been on Comedy Central's "Laugh Riot" and "Comedy on the Road.
"Ground Zero was actually my very first paid gig in a regular comedy room," Resler says. "It was in 1997. They gave me a hotel room for the night and they fed me."
Resler says that one of the high points of his career was when Robin Williams dropped in at one of his shows at a club in Mill Valley.
"We began doing improv together on the stage," he says. "After the show, we were hanging out in the green room and talking about baseball. He (Williams) handed me a beer, and I thought "Wow, an Academy Award-winner just handed me a beer."
Cover to the show at Ground Zero costs $5 and includes a buffet-style dinner. Call 779-4827.
Spark Mann and Tony Wendland take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at Chadwick's Pub in the Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford. Admission to the shows at Chadwick's cost $5. Call 282-2122.