Granada bar to host comedian

GRANADA – Saturday night is expected to be full of laughs at the Granada Bar and Grill when it hosts Minneapolis comedian Daryl Horner.

Brooke Diekmann, manager of the Bar and Grill, hopes the event will be a welcomed change of pace.

“They contacted me,” she said of the talent agency associated with Horner. “They said they would send down two comedians; one well-known and an opening act. All I had to do was sell the tickets and pay for their hotel and get 50 to 100 people here.”

Diekmann said the final numbers need to be turned in early Saturday to guarantee the event.

“I’m about halfway sold, and I was shooting for 50,” she said. “But if there is a demand, I can try for 100.”

Horner has appeared on Spike TV and was a contestant on “Last Comic Standing” in 2006. The son of a Southern minister, Horner makes his home in Minneapolis. He brings Southern charm along with Midwest sensibility to the stage. His candid opinions touch on everything from why our children aren’t as tough as we were, church on Wednesdays, and why the “Twilight” movies ruined vampires. Horner’s bio states there is rarely a topic he won’t discuss.

“I think it’s something different from the karaoke and other entertainment we have around here,” Diekmann said. “I think this will draw a bigger crowd.”

In order to ensure the show will go on, a number of pre-sold tickets are required, and can be purchased by calling the Granada Bar and Grill at (507) 447-2444. Tickets also will be available at the door Saturday evening. Cost is $10.