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FACT: Jason Harvey is originally from Nilbog Porterville in Morgan County, Utah, the land of the burned-down Troll 2 chapel we all love and admire dearly. He’s been performing standup for roughly four and a half years now, and decided to up his personal ante by organizing and hosting the monthly show, Comedy! And Other Opinions at 5 Monkeys, a bar in the heart of Murray.
OPINION: 5 Monkeys is a very good place to be every third Thursday of the month when you’ve got $5 in your pocket that’s itchin’ to burn. The shows start at 8 p.m., 21+.
FACT: Harvey also has a weekly sketch comedy show called Glass Eye Dog at youtube.com/glasseyedog. He, Rodriguez and Michael Eccleston get together and have ridiculously random conversations where, eventually, one of them will say, “Let’s turn it into something. Now … so what’s it gonna be?” says Harvey. From there, they execute hilarious sketches, post them online and let the accolades come raining down.
OPINION: Filming one show a week makes the rest of our citizenry look incredibly lazy. Although the boys take occasional breaks (usually around the holidays, since that’s when everyone is stressed out, busy and has to go stupid Christmas shopping for people they can barely tolerate), Glass Eye Dog is a well-oiled machine that will feed you a near-endless supply of comedy for free when you’re dicking off at work or stoned as hell at 3 in the morning.