Comedy show at Salt Center | Community News

For Johnny Smith, comedy has become a lifeline.

Smith grew up in a hard-working, blue-collar family on the North Side of Pittsburgh and spent many years working in jobs such as construction, masonry, and driving. However, Smith found himself in a very dark place after the sudden death of his wife after seven years of marriage.

The experience caused him to fall into a deep depression where life was a cycle of working, eating and sleeping. Smith considered quitting it all on his own, but wanted to try some things he had always wanted to do before making that choice. He tried stand-up and immediately fell in love with it.

In a very literal sense, comedy saved his life. Smith has now been performing for about three years. When not performing, he also hosts the “Inquizative Minds” podcast and co-hosts the “Murderous State of Mind” true crime podcast.

Smith, along with two other guests, will perform at the Salt Center on Saturday, March 19. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

Along with representation, concessions will be available.

Smith will host, Johnny Lee Dam will feature, and Michael Whatule will headline.

The Salt Center is at 718 Pine St., Saltsburg, and tickets to the show will cost $15 per person for general admission.

Tickets can be purchased at John’s Pizzeria in Saltsburg, All American Barber Shop, GG’s Gourmet Cafe or by calling (724) 599-6974.

Javier E. Swan