Lansing comedy scene provides laughs and opportunities

By Max Johnston
Listen Up Lansing Staff Reporter

Brett Mercer drove over 2 hours from downtown Detroit to Crunchy’s bar on West Grand River Avenue. When he arrived, Mercer delivered a 10-minute set that received laughter and praise from a half empty room of mostly distracted fellow comedians. What most would consider a wasted trip, Mercer considers a joy. “There’s amazing shows out here and amazing comics,” Mercer said. “Young people that are out doing things and seeing comedy and laughing at things that I think people should laugh at.”