The Bored Teachers Comedy tour came to Shippensburg on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. With a rotating cast of teacher-comedians, the tour declares itself to be “the #1 teacher entertainment platform in the world.”
The cast of teacher-comedians has attracted millions of followers and views on social media platforms, and their fast-paced sets work together to create an atmosphere of non-stop comedy. The “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up” tour provides a night full of raucous and raunchy, laugh-until-you-cry type humor that is sure to continue attracting crowds.
The lineup of teacher-comedians in Shippensburg included Jay Yoder and Jared Waters. Yoder opened up the show with jokes about teaching during the pandemic and the brief reprieve from the stench of middle-schoolers, which is relatable to anyone who has walked down a middle school hallway.
If the crowd was slow at the beginning, it definitely woke up when Waters’ set began. Waters relied on a commanding and exuberant stage presence, even though he was the smallest comedian on stage. His set made educators in the audience shriek with laughter at jokes they definitely would not be sharing with their students.
Following Waters was Devin Siebold, who somehow managed to win over the audience with deprecating jokes about their hometown. Complaining about the lack of service and poor UberEats options, Siebold kept up the staggering pace of laugh-out-loud humor set by the first two comedians.
Chris Voth took the stage after Siebold. Though it was Voth’s first performance on the tour, his set was just as engaging and entertaining as the first three. Voth dealt expertly with a malfunction during his set, joking about his “dark” humor as the stage lights went down in the middle of a joke about his three-legged cat.
The final comedian, KC Mack, closed out the show with a bang. Though it had been nearly two hours since the show started, Mack kept the audience on the edge of their seats with jokes about old Halloween costumes and teacher cliques.
Teaching is just as difficult as it is important, and the Bored Teachers Comedy Tour offers a well-deserved night of entertainment for educators. Even for non-teachers, the show is one of the funniest around.