Sometimes we all need to take a moment to recognize the heroes in our community, which is why I’m shining a spotlight on one of Baton Rouge’s most important figures: comedian Evan Rabalais.
At the ripe old age of 25, Evan has brought so many good things to the city, and there seems to be a serious underappreciation of his work. Evan has used his comedy and connections to showcase local talent, as well as bring in the best of the best from out of town.
He’s also painfully handsome, yet no one seems willing to talk about it publicly! It’s time for that to change. No longer shall his contributions and beautiful eyes be hidden in the shadows of Baton Rouge’s underground scene. He deserves mainstream attention, and we at The Red Shtick feel it’s our duty to kick-start this movement!
Why aren’t his shows constantly sold out? Why isn’t he making more money than Todd Graves? Why aren’t you all sucking his dick right now? These are questions we demand answers to.
Once he gets his Comedy Central half-hour special, all you posers will be like, “Oh, man, I saw him when he still lived in town. Always knew he’d make it!” Except you’ve never seen one of his shows. Not even once.
I’ve known Evan for a long time, and I always ask him the same question: “Why are you still in Baton Rouge?” His answer is always the same: “Ah, Baton Rouge isn’t that bad. They’ll catch on eventually.”
Well, at this rate, it seems like Baton Rouge will only appreciate what they have here after he’s long gone and super famous! Once he gets his Comedy Central half-hour special, all you posers will be like, “Oh, man, I saw him when he still lived in town. Always knew he’d make it!” Except you’ve never seen one of his shows. Not even once.
Keep in mind, he will remember everyone who didn’t come to see him, and if he sees you post stuff like that, he’ll call you out on Facebook, because he’s also an asshole. So if you don’t want to also be an asshole, support this artist while he’s still here for you to love and adore.
If you want to see the great things Evan is doing for Baton Rouge, every month he hosts his standup comedy showcase, Listening Party, at Atomic Pop Shop, as well as his comedy game show, Trivial Objections, at the Manship Theatre. He’s also a member of The Family Dinner Improv Troupe, which is pretty good, if you ask this reporter.