Chris Gibson is, by his own admission, obsessed with Dean Martin. And he has a particular interest in Martin's work in television, where he hosted a popular variety show for nine years beginning in 1965. It's shows like The Dean Martin Show and the later, slightly more kid-friendly The Muppet Show that inspired the new live theater variety show Industry Night.
Hosted by Gibson and his fellow Rat Pack fans Cami Alys and Kenny Redding Jr., Industry Night is a throwback to the old school variety show format, where the hosts and the audience all have a couple of drinks and enjoy the show together. There's always sketch comedy and songs from Cami and Kenny, and each show features guest performers including singers, dancers, comics, improvisers, jugglers, and more.
Industry Night is every Monday in July at the North Door. That's typically a night when folks in the entertainment or service industries can relax and enjoy themselves, since they're usually working on Friday and Saturday. While Industry Night is designed to be enjoyed by those folks, it's open and welcoming to anybody who's looking for a good time on a Monday night. For those who are really in it to win it, the live game show Bar-Lympics takes place just after Industry Night every week.