Comedian with Kansas City roots releases album

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Comedian Jon Schieszer, a Shawnee Mission Northwest graduate, came back to his hometown for the release of his album, 'You Should Have Seen Me Tuesday.'

Schieszer said the album is a collection of his social commentary as a young comedian in Los Angeles.

"Growing up comedically in LA, you get a lot of five-, six-minute, 10-minute or 15-minute sets," he said. "I went through all my back logs and grabbed out the best of me practicing, refining, honing my comedy."

Schieszer's beard, something he's been flaunting for three-months, is also a talking point in his stand-up, he said.

"It gets an amazing amount of attention from people," he said. "Unfortunately, it's always guys."

Schieszer said he wants to give his friends, family and his hometown the opportunity to see his performance.

"I look at things differently than the average person," he said.

Schieszer's album release and performance, along with six other comedians taking the stage, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mission Theater. Tickets are $12. For more information about the comedian, visit Schieszer's website here.


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