John Early @ The Neptune

Vicky will also be there 💋

📸: Courtesy STG Presents | John Early

Tuesday, February 14th • 7 pm + 9:30 pm

Seeing John Early on Valentine’s Day sounds like the most fun you could have on V Day, but I can’t say it’ll be romantic. Early has a keen eye, and he really roasts us

If you want to become acquainted with John Early quickly, I recommend his episode of the 2016 Netflix sketch show, The Characters. Or spend a little more time with him and his closest collaborator Kate Berlant watching their 2022 Peacock special, Would It Kill You to Laugh? I first saw Early in Tim Robinson’s sketch show I Think You Should Leave throwing a tantrum about paying for a group dinner. I then became a fan by watching him as a diabolical multi-level marketing CEO in the HBO comedy series Los Espookys. But I became obsessed with him in the TBS comedy Search Party. His Search Party character Elliott Goss will go down in history as one of the most unhinged characters on TV. 

Based on previous shows, there may be a musical component to Early’s set, a popular move for the current class of Early’s peers like Megan Stalter and Cat Cohen. The show’s billed as featuring Vicky with a V, one of Early’s recurring characters first featured in his episode of The Characters. Vicky is a minivan mom with a Karen haircut. She sings in church on Sundays, chain smokes, and does stand up at her local dive bar. This separate billing for Vicky with a V suggests endless options.

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Miranda Hardy

Miranda is a Seattle-based writer, musician, and gal about town. You can find her at the library, your local bar’s karaoke night, and staring longingly at the Ballard Locks. Don’t ask her about AI, pop music, or why she loves Seattle because you’ll never get your ear back.