On Race Wars last week Sherrod Small and Kurt Metzger discuss how great it is to have venues like Comedy Works use Yondr. It helps protect the art of comedy. Listen to how well Kurt explains Yondr, it will all make sense on why venues, like Comedy Works, and comics, like Dave Chappelle, endorse this product.
Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer and producer. Recently, Hardwick had some good words to share about his past weekend at Comedy Works in April on his podcast called Idiot with Chris Hardwick.
“You sort of forget that people, even if it’s just a little bit, they’re just not in the moment at all times. And having not been in a situation for so long where everyone was just engaged in something without being on their devices, it was… UN-F*%$ING-BELIEVABLE!”
As most Comedy Works’ regulars know, Yondr is a company that we have chosen to create a more substantial comedy experience. Yondr creates little “sleeping bags” for phones that lock with the clasp of a magnet.The phones stay in possession of the owner and are unlock-able at any showroom exit. We use these bags at each show to ensure a quiet, interruption-free environment.
Contrary to Hardwick’s timeline, Comedy Works has used Yondr since 2016, but he was correct in saying Dave Chappelle introduced us to the company.
Yondr hasn’t been limited to our home-club shows. Comedy Works has been seen Yondring at places like the Bellco Theatre and Red Rocks Ampitheatre.
Anyone who has been to Comedy Works in the past year or so can relate to the phenomenon that is Yondr. Yondr is a company that prides itself in creating a phone-free environment. These little sleeping bags for your phone are made out of soft, durable material that lock with the shut of a magnet. The bags keep you from using your phone during an event but it does not block your service.
Since the creation of Yondr in 2014, huge names like comedian Dave Chappelle and musician Donald Glover have utilized Yondr on their tours. Fast forward 4 years and Yondr is being used in schools. Students at a Massachusetts high school are subjected to Yondr bags all day long and do not get unlocked until dismissal time. Other schools reported using Yondr in Canada, New York and Nevada.