Cooper conquers comedy

Cooper conquers comedy

by Clay Cooper

Many people from PCM have chosen unique career paths after high school and have gone on to do some great things. But how many people were actually voted to be something in the yearbook and went on to do just that —things like Most Likely to Become a Millionaire or Most Likely to Become a Model?
PCM and The Outlook alumnus Dalton Cooper did.
The graduate of the PCM’s class of 2010 was voted Funniest in his grade and has gone on to perform stand up comedy at the Last Laugh in Des Moines, Iowa. Cooper plans on doing stand up once a month. Before heading up on stage for the first time, Cooper had this to say: “I’m pretty sure all my jokes are going to bomb and it’s going to be exciting when I tell my first joke and there is absolutely no noise in the room, dead silence, even the crickets aren’t even going to bother making freaking noise.”
After his five minutes were up, the people loved him. He unfortunately didn’t bomb, and the crickets were going crazy. The first joke he told didn’t get a great reaction, but from then on,every joke he told, he nailed.
Cooper always had a knack for comedy ever since he was a little kid. Growing up, he was the kid who, if he didn’t have anything funny to say, he didn’t say it at all.
“I meant to do stand up when I first got out of high school, but it slipped my mind, and I just now remembered five years later,” Cooper said.
The Last Laugh is usually an Improv show, but occasionally they host trivia games, and every Thursday, they host open mic night. There is no age limit, and it is free to get into open mic night, but other events typically cost $14. For more information, visit their website at http://www.lastlaughdsm.com.