Laughs by the Lake

Friday, July 18, 2014
7 to 10 p.m.
Lake Carolyn
501 E. Las Colinas Blvd.
Free Admission

There is no better way to end a week than with a laugh.  Join us in the Las Colinas Urban Center for an evening of comedy and live music alongside beautiful Lake Carolyn.  Enjoy multiple Texas comedians as they perform under the stars, followed by the funky sounds of Memphis Soul Band.  Meet representatives from 97.9 FM The Beat and win great prizes.

Come hungry, as several food vendors and a beer garden offer food and refreshments.  Admission is free; call (972) 721-2501 for more information.



Opener: Michelle Thomas Feature: Keith Manning Headliner: Aaron Aryanpur
   Michelle Thomas        Keith Manning     Aaron Aryanpur

Opening comedian Michelle Thomas has set herself apart from the rest with her instant likeability and sarcastic charm. She takes audiences on a one of a kind journey through her life and introduces them to the unforgettable people that inhabit it.

From marriage and motherhood to cellphones and cellulite, her clean, original comedy is relatable and hilarious, proving that “funny is funny” regardless of age, race or gender.  

Feature comedian Keith Manning is a brilliant combination of Southern charm and witty edge.  His unassuming demeanor masks an intelligent, cynical mind that will make you laugh out loud and stop to think…but not always in that order.
With a laid back and conversational flow, his insightful perspectives on class, relationships, life and the people that live it make him a pleasure to watch and leave audiences wanting more.

Comedy Central has called headlining comedian Aaron Aryanpur "likable, well-written and fresh."  Funniest Comic in Texas 2012 Winner, Aaron has appeared in comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, arenas, bars, boardrooms and living rooms across the country. 

Drawing on his experiences as a husband, father, corporate employee and having lived a lifetime of being tragically uncool, Aaron delivers laughs show after show with his unique perspective and likable delivery.


Host: Comedian Q Band: Memphis Soul
Comedian Q Memphis Soul
Garnering star quality through his clever punch lines, incomparable wit, and eccentric stand-up performances, Quenton “Q” Coleman flawlessly combines hilarity and charisma to create a magnetic force in each show.
As one of the brightest comedians in Dallas, Q not only leaves audience members begging for mercy, but enthralls heavy hitters and comedy connoisseurs alike.

Memphis Soul is one of Dallas' most dynamic bands, bringing the sounds of Motown and other classic styles to the DFW area. This dynamic band features a solid rhythm section, an aggressive horn section, and vibrant male and female lead singers. All of the musicians are veterans of the Jazz and Motown scene in Texas and the Southwest. 
Don't miss their soulful performance, immediately following the comedy show!


While the comedic performances will feature family-appropriate language, the content is designed for mature audiences.  Parental guidance is advised.

Directions & Parking

Laughs by the Lake is held along the south side of Lake Carolyn in the Las Colinas Urban Center of Irving.  It is easily reached from SH 114 or Spur 348 (Northwest Hwy).

From SH 114: Exit Riverside Drive and head west along the service road. Turn right onto Brazos Drive, then left onto Las Colinas Blvd. Parking garages are located on both sides of the street.

From Spur 348 (Northwest Hwy): Turn south onto Riverside Drive, then right onto the SH 114 Access Road headed west.  Turn right onto Brazos Drive, then left onto Las Colinas Blvd. Parking garages are located on both sides of the street.


2014 Event Sponsors


97.9 The Beat


       Concentra Silverleaf Resorts
Thousands of people from Irving and neighboring areas attend our annual festivities.  Support this community event and increase the visibility of your organization by becoming a sponsor.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, view our Sponsorship Packages and contact The Sponsor Bureau at (214) 702-6411.
 *Please check back regularly for event updates. Information is subject to change.

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