Monday Night Live! returns for it’s 23rd installment next week at the San Jose Stage Company.
The production known for its salty, if not harmless, jabs at local politicians and the issues of the day, will be hosted this year by state Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose).
Beall is coming off a big primary victory against Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose), and the two will face off again in the runoff. We can probably expect a few jokes about the latter’s spouse getting kicked in the ... at the Fairmont Hotel. Beall’s stand-up routine will face a challenge to upstage last year’s host, San Joe Councilman Raul Peralez, who broke out a Magic Mike-esque strip tease.
Peralez will join Michael Van Every, CEO of Republic Family of Companies, and fellow Councilman Don Rocha, who also has a history of losing his shirt. Van Every was a member of a Three Stooges act last year with developers Tom Armstrong and Ray Hashimoto.
The show promises to celebrate “the hidden talents of our elected officials and the current state of political affairs,” and proceeds will benefit The Stage. Reserved seats are $75, and preferred seats are $150. Donations are also accepted and fully tax-deductible.
The 7pm performance will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 5pm. Tickets can be ordered online or by phone at 408.283.7142.