LIMA — Cincinnati-area comedian Adam Minnick has performed in Lima before.
This time will be a little different as he will be taking the stage for the first time at the Lab at 8 p.m. Saturday, and he thinks he will be right at home.
“I think having those small rooms is great for comedy,” he said. “Because people in a small room together are intimate and laughter is contagious, so when people are close together, it spreads. I’ve done shows where it’s spread out and having these small rooms forces people to be with each other.”
And Minnick thinks that his routine will be enjoyable for the audience.
“Some of the main topics in my act are about when I was a teacher, my son who is going to be 18 months old and being married,” he said. “I think people can relate to things like that.”
While some acts might be expected to exploit adult humor, Minnick takes pride in keeping his jokes clean.
“It’s all pretty clean,” he said. “I think when people hear stand-up comedy, people just assume it’s going to be foul language and adult topics, and I don’t do any of that stuff.”
Minnick’s act has taken him to Utah for Dry Bar Comedy and while he said it is not much of a challenge to work a sober crowd, it is hard to follow an act that is known for dirty humor.
“I’ve done shows where they’ll put someone dirty in front of me and it’s so much more work to get them back to the clean side,” he said. “When I first started doing comedy, one comic told me you set up a show by having clean acts before dirty because it’s an easier transition. It takes time to get them back. But it does happen because you never have a perfect situation and it’s kind of a nice challenge to get them back. You have to be funnier and have good stuff.”
Judging by Minnick’s success, he is plenty capable of that kind of effort.
“I don’t want to say too much because I’m superstitious and I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’m working on some things coming up,” he said. “I’ll be recording my album at a local brewery in the town I live in, Bellevue, Kentucky on Memorial Day weekend.”
Whether it is in a recording or in Saturday’s show, Minnick hopes the audience takes away one simple thing from his work.
“Laugh at life. It’s okay to poke fun at life. There’s always a joke in everything.”
More information about Minnick can be found at his website, http://www.adamminnick.com. Minnick is also the host of the podcast “What the Fork?” and the movie “Forgotten.” He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Adam Minnick comedy show
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: The Lab, 230 N. Main St., Lima.
Tickets are $15 and are available at https://bit.ly/3wHMsiq.
Reach Jacob Espinosa at 567-242-0399.