Wait … What?


New comedy benefit show, featuring “The Dubious County Very Ready For Daylight Saving Time Players,” debuting in Jasper October 6

JASPER – A new comedy benefit show, “Wait . . . what?,” featuring local actors performing dialogue penned by humor columnist Scott Saalman, is debuting at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 6.

It will also include a musical tribute to Jimmy Buffett, who died September 1.

Proceeds will go to Heart of Jasper, a 501(c)3 whose vision is to create the best small-town experience for all. Contact Saalman for reserved seats at scottsaalman@gmail.com or leave a message at 812-827-9911. Admission: $15 donation per seat. You can get tickets at the door while the limited seating lasts, but it’s advisable to make reservations instead. 

Local actors Jasmine Bosler, Chris Dixon, Heath Kluemper, Kyle Rupert, and former Holland resident Jessica Dyer Campbell fill out the cast, along with Saalman, who co-founded the popular Will Read and Sing For Food (WRASFF) show that, since 2011, has raised an estimated $170,000 for dozens of charities, mainly in Dubois County.

Saalman is excited about this new WRASFF spinoff show that solely features the comedic skills of local actors, a troupe he nicknamed the “The Dubious County Very Ready For Daylight Saving Time Players,” a wink-wink to the moniker of Saturday Night Live’s original cast members, “The Not Ready For Prime Time Players.” And yes, he did mean “dubious.”

“I’ve worked with all of them in previous WRASFF shows and I loved their involvement in the humorous role-playing that supported my stories. The audience reaction was very positive,” says Saalman. “That’s how I got the idea for this show. It is not a traditional WRASFF show. The content of this spinoff show is solely meant to make people laugh. We can all use a healthy dose of laughter right now.”

Former Jasper resident Saalman, who was a long-time humor columnist for the Dubois County Herald, now publishes his columns in the Dubois County Free Press and the Hamilton County Reporter—and wherever else he can sneak them in. The show will include several wacky dialogues based on his funniest writings. 

Read more on this story in this week’s issue of the Ferdinand News!