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Manteca comic on stage Friday at Main Street Caf
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Manteca product Erik Mackenroth will headline the Anything Goes Comedy show Friday at Main Street Café, 1464 W. Yosemite Ave. - photo by Photo Contributed
Erik Mackenroth is back.

For one night only, the Manteca product will bring his standup comedy act to the Main Street Café, 1464 W. Yosemite Ave., on Friday.

As the headliner, he’ll be joined by another local comic, Chris Teicheira, and Electric Shoes.

The ska band will kick-off the Anything Goes Comedy event – as it’s aptly titled – at 7 p.m.

Anything goes?

“That means I can do whatever,” said Mackenroth, who is a 1991 graduate of Manteca High. He also attended Shasta School.

It also means that the show is open to those 21 and older.

Cost for the Anything Goes Comedy event is $15 before the show and $20 at the door. Seating is limited.

Mackenroth, who lives in Irvine, has made occasional visits to his home town in recent years.

“I performed (in Manteca) about two years ago,” he recalled. “It was a clean show.”

Coming home gives Mackenroth a chance to visit with some familiar faces. He keeps in touch with some of them from back in the day thanks in part to the social network.

“Facebook changed everything,” he said.

Mackenroth added that Facebook and Twitter keeps friends and fans posted 24 / 7 on his shows.

For example, he picked an opening slot earlier this week at the Improv Comedy Club in Ontario, CA.

“I’m dropping by to do a quick set,” said Mackenroth, who’s often the headline act at the Brea and Irvine Improv Comedy Clubs.

He recently performed for the first time at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal Studio, where he also met the acquaintance of the former Saturday Night Live performer.

“I’ve also been playing a lot in Las Vegas,” Mackenroth said. “It’s always fun to be there.”

He attracts a different crowd every night at the Riviera, where he performs his act there some three times a year.

“I enjoy poking fun at Las Vegas itself,” Mackenroth added.

Specifically, he points out at the larger-than-life scale of the hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, where walking from the Mandalay Bay, for example, appears to be just a hop, skip and jump from Planet Hollywood.

“But three hours later...,”Mackenroth jokes.

He’s does likewise with his poking fun at Manteca and the Central Valley.

For Mackenroth, who has also appeared in feature films and television – he was a 2002 and 2006 finalist in Orange County’s Funniest Comedian Contest, claiming the Happy Clam Comedy Contest (2002) and Margarita Ville Comedian Contest (2002) – his hometown still has that special place in his heart.

For more information on the “Anything Goes Comedy” show, call 209-825-2242.