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Comedian Harry Riley
Club 48
Yakima, WA
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Apr 19, 2024 8:00 PM
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Remider Club 48 has Comedy every 3rd Friday of the Month. Thx for the business. Cheers


Comedian Harry Riley
When Harry J. Riley first laid eyes on Spokane in 2000, he had an uncommon reaction.

I was blown away by this city, Riley said from his Hillyard home. My initial take was, Man, this city is huge. I was taken aback by how many malls there are here. The other thing is that so many people have trucks but they dont use the vehicle as a truck like we did where Im from. People just drive around in trucks in Spokane.

Riley, 43, is from St. Matthews, a one-horse town in South Carolina that was the birthplace of actress-vocalist Eartha Kitt.

Its a very small city with two factories, Riley said. I remember my aunt would work all day in a chicken factory and come home smelling like chickens. I didnt want that to be my life for 40 years.

The military was a passport to a new life and Riley landed at Fairchild Air Force base. I thought I would do my 20-years in the military and retire, Riley said. But after five years in the service I was diagnosed with lupus. I hid it for awhile but when I went to Iraq (in 2005), I got sick and on the way back to America, I knew my military career was over. I had no idea what I was going to do.

The single father of a teenage daughter gave comedy a shot.

I always had a good sense of humor, Riley said. I tried it and I love it.

Riley enjoys the freewheeling lifestyle, which is quite different from his military period. You were a cog in a wheel in the military, Riley said. I was fine with that, but the life I presently lead is preferable.

A lot of it is about raising a child, Riley said. Its a slice of my life that a lot of people can relate to. There was a lot of humor with my daughter growing up. Its fascinating watching a person evolve. Kids change every day and I chronicled her experience growing up.


Club 48 (View)
430 S 48th Ave
Yakima, WA 98908
United States


Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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