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A Comedy Fest fave returns (and brings a friend)

The Newlywed Game

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When we last saw Eric Hunicutt and Holly Laurent, they were newlyweds — just not to each other.

"I don't think either of us had spoken to anyone about what a head trip it is to start using the words 'husband' and 'wife,' how strange that sounds coming out of your own mouth," Hunicutt says.

That process of adjusting vocabulary, learning to say "we" instead of "I," and the larger process of adjusting one's whole sense of identity are a large part of Sitting at the Grown-Up Table, a comedy about married life.

Going into it, the duo wasn't sure how other people would respond. They were airing some deeply personal stuff, after all. What they found was that lots of people knew exactly what they were talking about.

"When we brought the show down in January and premiered it at the Charleston Comedy Festival, we really had no idea if people would connect to it," he adds. "We were super happy to have audiences laughing with us, especially when we were airing out things about our actual marriages."

The show has been given a solid scrubbing since Comedy Fest, so it should be worth a fresh look. Sitting at the Grown-Up Table won't be sitting alone, by the way. They're bringing fellow Reckoning member Jet Eveleth with them. Her "sort of" solo show is Touched, an an exploration of vulnerability.

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