What it is
It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when radio stations start playing Christmas music 24/7, shopping malls turn into what we can only imagine the North Pole looks like, and Starbucks…uh, explodes. This is also the time of year that every country-wide late night talk shows throw in some sort of holiday twist, and our own Richmond talk show is no exception.
Wait, Richmond has a late night talk show?
Um, yes. RVA Tonight is a two-and-a-half year running show, formatted like any other great late night talk show with one-liners, special guests, and live music. They’ve hosted local celebrities like Todd “Parney” Parnell from the Richmond Squirrels, Doug Orleski creator of RVA Coffee Stain cartoons, Mike Henry (voice of Cleveland Brown? Anyone?!), and even Governor Terry McAuliffe.
And what’s a great late night talk show without a great late night talk show host? Enter: Beau Cribbs. He’s funny, he’s charming, he’s interesting, and he’s personable. Plus, he looks darn adorable in a Santa hat.
The RVA Tonight Christmas Spectacular will feature local musician and global phenomenon Natalie Prass, her boo/accomplished musician and composer/songwriter Eric Slick, and our favorite future mayor, Levar Stoney. Plus, some surprise special guests! (I have no idea what that means.)
This Christmas special might not bring the warm innocence of A Charlie Brown Christmas, or fill you with the holiday glow of It’s a Wonderful Life, or spring eternal hope like any Hallmark Christmas movie ever. But it’s witty, entertaining, and will probably make you laugh hard enough to make your round little belly shake like a bowl full of jelly.
It’s been a rough month, folks. Get some comedy back into your life.
Who’s behind it
Who else but those crazed, holiday-obsessed comedians at the Coalition Theater.
Where it is
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
When it is
Friday, December 2nd at 8:00 PM
How much it costs
Other things to note
Hey, it’s one night only, and unlike any other late night talk show, you can’t DVR it. Or find it on Hulu. So get your dang tickets already!