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WüRZBURG, Germany — Spc. Angela Taylor and her fellow junior enlisted friends assigned to the 67th Combat Support Hospital have gotten used to clowning around and cracking each other up when hanging out.

Now, they’re going to try to do the same for their comrades at Leighton Barracks.

On Saturday, Taylor and a handful of her friends will host Club Comedy, a night of music acts, stand-up comedy and sketches at the Cantigny Club, all aimed at helping their community laugh.

The group of budding entertainers put the event together themselves, in their own time, said Taylor, a 24-year-old Pittsburgh native.

Taylor said the group got a good response when they staged a similar show late last year.

“We’re in the same unit, and you know how you get to know certain people and see their different talents,” she said of how the event got put together. “We just basically came together and decided to put together a comedy show for the community.”

Spc. Freddy Hughley, who will perform a stand-up routine at the show, said the genesis of the event came from recognizing each other’s comedic sides.

“We all sit back and laugh at each other day to day,” he said. “It’s cool to clown in front of crowds.”

Hughley, 25, said he is the nephew of famous comedian D.L. Hughley. While he loves the Army, the younger Hughley said he’d like to continue comedy whenever possible.

“I never thought about it, but Angela thinks I should,” he said. “And maybe I should. It comes easy.”

The event will also feature the rap act GRIMEY, which stands for Getting Rich In My Early Years, Taylor said, and finger food will also be served.

Whatever the outcome of Saturday’s show, Hughley said he’s glad to give fellow soldiers a chance to laugh, something that often doesn’t come easy in today’s world.

“This is from soldier to soldier, he said. “With the monotony and deployments, I want to get their minds off their own problems, give them time to laugh and enjoy themselves.”

If you go

What: Club Comedy, a night of stand-up, skits and music from a group of 67th Combat Support Hospital soldiers. Free finger food. Adults only.

Where: Cantigny Club, Leighton Barracks, Würzburg.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: Free.


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