January 06

Mike Bonner

Mike Bonner

Any length of conversation and one starts to figure out that Mike Bonner is moving through time at a pace all his own. Sometimes it’s accelerated even when it seems slow. For instance, where most comedians start with comedy as their forte and evolve into entertainment moguls, Bonner started out with a love for the performing arts; "I was a theater brat, I did glee club...anything that would get me on stage." Eventually, that passion for the arts at large would distill itself into a poised and seriously funny comic. His roots in theater create a dynamic of funny on stage that use Bonner's whole being as a vehicle for his set. Body language, random interludes of singing, & physical comedy all play a supporting role to the top billing: the jokes.

Bonner is inspired by his experiences as a husband and father on a quest for the ideal nuclear family. His comedy is equally inspired by failures and rock bottom observations from a perspective that give Bonner a Midas touch. His penchant for interpreting life experiences in a way that is universal as much as it is comical has landed him opportunities to perform in front of diverse audiences in his hometown of Detroit and abroad. With a career spanning two decades, Bonner has featured as a comic on BET’s Comicview, Comics Unleashed, writer and performer for P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy and a litany of other TV, stage & radio appearances.

Bonner’s career as a comedian predates the popularity of “urban comedy”. After honing his talents at the Comedy Castle, a popular venue in Metro Detroit, Bonner began to recognize the need for a specialized experience in comedy for members of his community. This inspired an entrepreneurial spirit, leading Bonner to produce his own comedy showcases inside the city limits. This not only created opportunities for comedy fans to enjoy themselves in a more urban suited atmosphere, it also created opportunities for up and coming comics to cut their teeth, fall on their face and eventually base their successes all in the house that Bonner built. It is in that same spirit of looking back & reaching forward that Bonner continues to forge meaningful work relationships with other veterans & new comers alike.

01/06/2019 7:30 PM
Other Showtimes
  • 7:30 PM shows are 18+/10 PM shows are 21+
  • Doors open at 6:30 PM for our 7:30 PM show, and 9:30 PM for our 10:00 PM show.
  • Seats only guaranteed until showtime. Ticket price is more expensive at the door (if any remain).
  • Premium seating is in the front row of the balcony, and front two rows directly in front of the stage. General Admission is first come, first serve.
  • There are no refunds on any ticket purchases.
  • 2-item minimum in showroom. This means each person must purchase 2 items off the menu. This can be an alcoholic, or non-alcoholic drink, or any of our food items.
  • We are a plastic straw free establishment. You are welcome to bring a straw with you, not use a straw, or purchase a custom Tacoma Comedy Club metal straw for $2. This is becoming a policy in the state of Washington that we are getting ahead of, and we support it as well. See https://strawfree.org/ for more information!

Any length of conversation and one starts to figure out that Mike Bonner is moving through time at a pace all his own. Sometimes it’s accelerated even when it seems slow. For instance, where most comedians start with comedy as their forte and evolve into entertainment moguls, Bonner started out with a love for the performing arts; "I was a theater brat, I did glee club...anything that would get me on stage." Eventually, that passion for the arts at large would distill itself into a poised and seriously funny comic. His roots in theater create a dynamic of funny on stage that use Bonner's whole being as a vehicle for his set. Body language, random interludes of singing, & physical comedy all play a supporting role to the top billing: the jokes.

Bonner is inspired by his experiences as a husband and father on a quest for the ideal nuclear family. His comedy is equally inspired by failures and rock bottom observations from a perspective that give Bonner a Midas touch. His penchant for interpreting life experiences in a way that is universal as much as it is comical has landed him opportunities to perform in front of diverse audiences in his hometown of Detroit and abroad. With a career spanning two decades, Bonner has featured as a comic on BET’s Comicview, Comics Unleashed, writer and performer for P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy and a litany of other TV, stage & radio appearances.

Bonner’s career as a comedian predates the popularity of “urban comedy”. After honing his talents at the Comedy Castle, a popular venue in Metro Detroit, Bonner began to recognize the need for a specialized experience in comedy for members of his community. This inspired an entrepreneurial spirit, leading Bonner to produce his own comedy showcases inside the city limits. This not only created opportunities for comedy fans to enjoy themselves in a more urban suited atmosphere, it also created opportunities for up and coming comics to cut their teeth, fall on their face and eventually base their successes all in the house that Bonner built. It is in that same spirit of looking back & reaching forward that Bonner continues to forge meaningful work relationships with other veterans & new comers alike.